This publications list features all of the articles from bulletins, magazines, and journals in which Positive Deviance has been published. All of the publications on the list which are highlighted in green provide a link to the actual document.
- Child Protection
- General PD
- Maternal & Child Health
- Public Health
The books in this section include books that feature Positive Deviance (PD). All of the books on the list which are highlighted in green provide either a link to the actual document or a link to a website where you may purchase the book.
- Bertels T, and Jerry Sternin. Rath and Strong's Six Sigma Leadership Handbook. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Son's Inc. 2003. p 450-457. Print.
- Gawande, Atul. Better. New York: Metropolitan Books, 2007. Print.
- Heath C, and Heath D. Switch: Don't Solve Problems--Copy Success. New York: Crown Publishing Group, 2010. Print.
- Johnsen, Claudia. Moms, Babies, and Breastfeeding: What resilient mothers know about making breastfeeding work. Self Published, 2004. Print.
- Marchione, Thomas (editor), Monique Sternin, Jerry Sternin, and David Marsh. “Chapter 6: Scaling Up Poverty Alleviation and Nutrition Program in Vietnam.” Scaling Up, Scaling Down: Capacities for Overcoming Malnutrition in Developing Countries. Amsterdam: Gordon and Breach Publishers, 1999. Print.
- Mathews Ryan, and Watts Wacker. The Deviants Advantage. New York: Crown Business, 2002. Print.
- Papa M, Singhal A, Papa W. Organizing for Social Change. India: Sage Publications, 2005. Print.
- Pascale, Richard, Jerry Sternin, and Monique Sternin. The Power of Positive Deviance. Boston: Harvard Business Press, 2010. Print.
- Pascale, Richard, Mark Milleman, and Linda Gioja. “Chapter 10: Herding Butterflies.” Surfing the Edge of Chaos. New York: Three Rivers Press, 2000. p. 175-181, 222-223, 284. Print.
- Richardson, Joan. From The Inside Out: Learning From The Positive Deviance In Your Organization. National Staff Development Council, 2004. Print.
- Singhal, Arvind, Michael Cody, Everett Rogers, and Migual Sabido. Entertainment-Education and Social Change. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc, 2004. Print.
- Singhal, Arvind, Prucia Buscell, and Curt Lindberg.Inviting Everyone: Healing Healthcare through Positive Deviance. Bordentown, NJ: PlexusPress, 2010. Print.
- Singhal, Arvind, and Lucia Dura. Protecting Children from Exploitation and Trafficking Using the Positive Deviance Approach in Uganda and Indonesia. Save the Children Federation, Inc., 2010.
- Singhal, Arvind, Everett Rogers, and Margaret Quinlan."Chapter 27: Diffusion of Innovations." An Integrated Approach to Communication Theory and Research. Stacks, Don and Michael Salwon. Second edition. NY:Routledge. p. 418-434. Print.
- Sternin J. “Chapter 3 Practice Positive Deviance for Extraordinary Social and Organizational Change.” The Change Champion's Field Guide. Ed. Carter, Louis; Ulrich, Dave; Goldsmith, Marshall. Best Practice Publications, 2003. p.20-37. Also available in Chinese.
- Wollinka O, Keeley E, Burkhalter B, and Bashir N. Hearth Nutrition Model: Applications in Haiti, Vietnam and Bangladesh. BASICS, 1997.
- Waugh, Barbara. The Soul in the Computer. Maui, HI: Inner Ocean Publications, 2001. pp 30-38, 146, 171, 207-211. Print.
- Zeitlin, Marian, Hossein Ghassemi, and Mohamed Mansour. Positive Deviance in Child Nutrition: with Emphasis on Psychosocial and Behavioral Aspects and Implications for Development. The United Nations University, 1990. Print.
- Buy the book
- Visit the book website
- Listen to an HBR IdeaCast audio interview with co-author Richard Pascale
Think of the toughest problems in your organization or community. What if hey’d already been solved, and you didn’t even know it?
- Initiating an open, curious inquiry into the nature of the problem
- Using innovative behaviors to shape new thinking, rather than vice versa
- Confounding the organizational “immune response” seeking to sustain the status quo
About the Authors
- Robert Morris - "... the PD approach is almost always the best to take", "a brilliant achievement", "could perhaps save the human race"
The Positive Deviance Wisdom Series is a collection of powerful stories about how the Positive Deviance (PD) approach has been used in the field. The Positive Deviance Initiative, in collaboration with the Social Justice Initiative in the Department of Communication at University of Texas El Paso, invites readers to explore the use of the Positive Deviance approach to address intractable social problems with local resources and wisdom.
- Maternal and Newborn Care
- Chinese: Nutrition
- Vulnerable Populations
- Dura L, Singhal A. Will Ramón Finish Sixth Grade? Positive Deviance for Student Retention in Rural Argentina. Positive Deviance Wisdom Series, Number 2, 2009.
- Buscell P, McCandless K, Singhal A. Saving Lives by Changing Relationships: Positive Deviance for MRSA Control and Prevention in a U.S. Hospital. Positive Deviance Wisdom Series, Number 3, 2009.
Shafique M, Sternin M, Singhal A. Will Rahima’s Firstborn Survive Overwhelming Odds? Positive Deviance for Maternal and Newborn Care in Pakistan. Positive Deviance Wisdom Series, Number 5, 2010.
- Dura L, Singhal A, Sternin J. Combating Malnutrition in the Land of a Thousand Rice Fields: Positive Deviance Grows Roots in Vietnam. Positive Deviance Wisdom Series, Number 1, 2009.
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- Dura L, Singhal A. Sunflowers Reaching for the Sun: Positive Deviance for Child Protection in Uganda. Positive Deviance Wisdom Series, Number 4, 2009.
This article, recently featured in Clinical Leader, discusses healthcare-associated infections and outlines the specific steps of the PD process that some pioneering hospitals are taking to reduce transmission.