A ripple effect occurs when an initial disturbance to a system propagates outward to disturb an increasingly larger portion of the system, like ripples expanding across the water when an object is dropped into it.
In sociology, the ripple effect can be observed in how social interactions can affect situations not directly related to the initial interaction,[page needed] and in charitable activities where information can be disseminated and passed from the community to broaden its impact.
In October 2017, according to The New York Times[circular reference] and The New Yorker, dozens of women have accused American film producer Harvey Weinstein, former founder of Miramax Films and The Weinstein Company, of rape, sexual assault and sexual abuse for over a period of three decades. Shortly after over eighty accusations, Harvey was dismissed from his own company, expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and other professional associations, and even retired from public view. The allegations against him results in the Weinstein effect, a global trend involving a serial number of sexual misconduct allegations towards other famous men in Hollywood, such as Louis CK and Kevin Spacey. The effect lead to the formation of the controversial Me Too movement, where people share their experiences of sexual harassment/assault.
Assassinations, wherever they occur, generate a ripple effect that spreads far beyond that initial act of violence. In this podcast series, the GI-TOC and other organizations show that there are routes out of this cycle of violence and ways to end the impunity that seeps into every aspect of society, slowly eroding the very institutions people rely on. Now it is up to individual states to show that they care.
"Ripple effect mapping is a powerful technique to document the impacts of a project or program. But REM also engages and re-energizes community members who need a shot in the arm as they get things done. Conventional evaluation techniques like surveys and focus groups don't do that," says Scott Chazdon. Chazdon is the evaluation and research specialist with the Extension Center for Community Vitality (CV). "It can't replace conventional evaluation techniques, but it's a great addition to the evaluator's toolbox," he notes.
St. Paul community organizer Melvin Giles has seen the positive energy ripple effect mapping creates in groups. He's worked with Chazdon to conduct a ripple effect mapping session with participants in Ramsey County's Master Gardeners program.
After learning about the Horizons experience, Chazdon and other CV staff thought REM would be an effective way to evaluate community development programs. So they started conducting REM sessions in fall 2011. As other Minnesota communities and organizations saw how the process works, they asked for help doing it themselves. Chazdon and his colleagues in other states also are spreading the word at training sessions throughout the country. In 2017, Chazdon led the publication of a book about the process. Published by University of Minnesota Libraries, the Field Guide to Ripple Effects Mapping gives step-by-step guidance for making the process work and also examines the origins of the method.
Furthermore, ripple effect mapping is a valuable tool, but "it's up to a community or other group to put the information captured to good use," Chazdon adds. "Evaluators and facilitators can only go so far. It's up to the people involved to keep things going."
Dr. Lane Perry, ENT 195 SeminarMy name is Dr. Lane Perry and let's just say I am beyond excited to have you involved in The Ripple Effect Learning Community. In my 30 years on earth I have had the opportunity to see the 'ripple effect' of life and positive, educated action play out in a number of scenarios. From growing up in Saudi Arabia to my four years living in New Zealand, I have played witness and activist to organizing and promoting social change for the better. Along my journey of life I have traveled to over 40 countries (lived and taught in two), experienced the 2010 and 2011 Christchurch earthquakes, extensively researched student leadership development, and most recently become a father. Bring your head, heart, and soul and take the first steps towards becoming the "change you want to see in your world".
Dr. Cyndy Caravelis Hughes, Spring Semester CourseDr. Caravelis Hughes' current research interests include the relationship between social threat and social control, the effect of inequality on crime, theoretical criminology, and the death penalty. In addition to her academic endeavors, has extensive field experience. Her prior positions include working as a legislative analyst for Florida's Commission on Capital Cases, as a crime intelligence analyst for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and as an academic instructor in both male and female correctional institutions.
In the bigger picture, advocating for better insurance coverage for mental health treatment will allow more people to be able to access professional help. Schools, primary care offices and community programs serving people at risk can organize screening programs as long as there are resources in place to be able to effectively refer those at risk to appropriate treatment.
The over-arching theme is "A Ripple Effect." Through film, students lend a voice to water, reminding us that by caring for each little drop, we can be the change we need in this world of water. Similar to how tossing a small stone into a lake creates far-reaching ripples, a single interaction with water, positive or negative, has the power to create a far-reaching ripple, affecting whether or not we can ensure a water-secure world. If we choose to use water wisely in our homes, we place less demand on our water supply and help our community move through a drought. When we leave a fast-food bag on a picnic table, the wind blows the trash to the ground, where it is carried away to the river by stormwater. Your actions matter.
Did you know that Athens relies on three sources for its drinking water? We pull from the North Oconee River, Middle Oconee River, and Bear Creek Reservoir to meet our water needs. Our actions, such as quickly repairing an automobile oil leak, carefully measuring how much fertilizer to put on the lawn, and participating in river clean-ups can have a positive ripple effect on our rivers. On the flip side, if we throw fast-food wrappers out the car window, leave pet waste on the ground, or let excess sediment run into the stream, stormwater washes these items into the river and negatively impacts our water quality. FILM IDEAS:Promote participation in the annual Rivers Alive clean-upFollow a piece of litter from the ground, the back of a truck bed, or other paths to a waterwayShow how to keep litter out of waterwaysExplain point and nonpoint sources of water pollutionRESOURCES:Keep Athens-Clarke County BeautifulRivers Alive AthensRivers AliveNOAA Marine Debris ProgramEPA's Trash-Free WatersLitter Fact Sheet, Carmel, INHow's My Waterway?Project WET: Explore Watersheds Activity
Mental health diagnoses have been on the rise for a decade, as has the demand on campus counseling centers. The pandemic supercharged this trend, with Active Minds finding that three-quarters of students reported that their mental health worsened to some degree. The effects of this trauma could linger for years.
Beyond the obvious impact to the driver and the victim, ripples affect first responders, emergency medical staff, and the people who know and love everyone we just mentioned. Ripples destroy families, terminate friendships, end careers, ruin holidays, and negatively impact hundreds of lives in countless other ways. Assembled here are powerful stories about how the ripples caused by a drunk driver continue to affect people, even years afterward.
Group emotional contagion, the transfer of moods among people in a group, and its influence on work group dynamics was examined in a laboratory study of managerial decision making using multiple, convergent measures of mood, individual attitudes, behavior, and group-level dynamics. Using a 2 times 2 experimental design, with a trained confederate enacting mood conditions, the predicted effect of emotional contagion was found among group members, using both outside coders' ratings of participants' mood and participants' self-reported mood. No hypothesized differences in contagion effects due to the degree of pleasantness of the mood expressed and the energy level with which it was conveyed were found. There was a significant influence of emotional contagion on individual-level attitudes and group processes. As predicted, the positive emotional contagion group members experienced improved cooperation, decreased conflict, and increased perceived task performance. Theoretical implications and practical ramifications of emotional contagion in groups and organizations are discussed.
Objective: For married couples, when one spouse participates in weight loss treatment, the untreated spouse can also experience weight loss. This study examined this ripple effect in a nationally available weight management program.
Conclusions: Evidence of a ripple effect was found in untreated spouses in both formal and self-guided weight management approaches. These data suggest that weight loss can spread within couples, and that widely available lifestyle programs have weight loss effects beyond the treated individual.
The key themes found to influence discussions about suicide in Aboriginal communities included the sense that suicide is a whole of community issue, the ripple effect of suicide deaths, silence about suicide and the impact of this silence, and being powerless to act. Participants described a reluctance to have discussions about suicide; feeling they had limited skills and confidence to have these sorts of discussions; and multiple and interrelated barriers to discussing suicide, including shame, fear and negative experiences of mental health care. Participants also described how their experiences maintained these barriers and prevented Aboriginal Australians from seeking help in suicidal crises. 2b1af7f3a8