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Moula, A. (2017). Brain, School, and Society: The Neuropsychosocial Preparation Theory (1ed.). Cham: Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Brain, School, and Society: The Neuropsychosocial Preparation Theory
2017 (English)Book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Springer, 2017. p. 167 Edition: 1
Keywords
Brain, School, Society, Problem-Solving
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-64002 (URN)978-3-319-55169-2 (ISBN)978-3-319-55170-8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-09-27 Created: 2017-09-27 Last updated: 2019-05-20Bibliographically approved
Moula, A. (2015). Neuropsychosocial preparation: An intervention-based theory for social problem-solving literacy. Karlstad: Karlstads universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Neuropsychosocial preparation: An intervention-based theory for social problem-solving literacy
2015 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Despite the willingness of youth to be part of the solution for social problems, there is no purposeful and systematic school program to invest in and develop this precious quality in youth. This is the first of a series of reports about a chain of intervention research subprojects started in 2009 and still going on in some schools in Sweden. The aim is to design a program for social problem-solving literacy. This new literacy is focused on how pupils can learn social problem-solving and be prepared for ameliorative preadaptation to the world. According to the Child Convention, pupils have the right to learn not only literacy and numeracy but also basic skills to make well-balanced decisions; to resolve conflicts in a nonviolent manner; and to develop good social relationships and responsibility, critical thinking, and other abilities which give children and youths the tools needed to pursue their options in life.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Karlstads universitet, 2015. p. 200
Series
Karlstad University Studies, ISSN 1403-8099 ; 2015:33
Keywords
Child Convention, pragmatist educational philosophy, neuroscience, social problem-solving, intervention research, learning
National Category
Social Sciences Social Work
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-36495 (URN)978-91-7063-651-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-07-31 Created: 2015-06-17 Last updated: 2015-09-03Bibliographically approved
Rasi, H. A. & Moula, A. (2015). Towards a Conceptual Framework for Socio-cognitive Empowerment: Lessons from Intervention Research with Women in Iran. Clinical social work journal, 43(4), 375-387
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Towards a Conceptual Framework for Socio-cognitive Empowerment: Lessons from Intervention Research with Women in Iran
2015 (English)In: Clinical social work journal, ISSN 0091-1674, E-ISSN 1573-3343, Vol. 43, no 4, p. 375-387Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study set out to construct a conceptual framework for social work with women in Iran, where women are limited in their access to resources, which negatively affects their decision-making capacity. We used a qualitative secondary analysis of data from two intervention projects among Iranian women (n = 25). Each intervention spanned 7 months and included individual and group sessions as well as learning Rahyab, an empowerment-oriented problem-solving model. Practical lessons from the Iranian projects highlight a process of change with regard to thinking, feeling and acting among women during and after the intervention. It is hoped that the conceptual framework and the empowerment-oriented problem-solving model used in these projects can be used in similar societies.

Keywords
Women, Iran, Intervention research, Empowerment, Problem-solving, Rahyab
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-40684 (URN)10.1007/s10615-015-0518-5 (DOI)000363957400004 ()
Available from: 2016-02-24 Created: 2016-02-24 Last updated: 2017-11-30Bibliographically approved
Moula, A., Puddephatt, A. J. & Mohseni, S. (2014). A Neuropragmatist Framework for Childhood Education: Integrating Pragmatism and Neuroscience to Actualize Article 29 of the UN Child Convention. In: Tibor Solymosi, John R Shook (Ed.), Neuroscience, neurophilosophy and pragmatism: Brains at work with the world (pp. 215-239). Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Neuropragmatist Framework for Childhood Education: Integrating Pragmatism and Neuroscience to Actualize Article 29 of the UN Child Convention
2014 (English)In: Neuroscience, neurophilosophy and pragmatism: Brains at work with the world / [ed] Tibor Solymosi, John R Shook, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, p. 215-239Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Palgrave Macmillan, 2014
Series
New Directions in Philosophy and Cognitive Science
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-44644 (URN)10.1057/9781137376077 (DOI)000370707300011 ()978-1-137-37607-7 (ISBN)978-1-137-37606-0 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-08-10 Created: 2016-08-10 Last updated: 2016-08-11Bibliographically approved
Moula, A. & Addelyan Rasi, H. (2013). Can a psychosocial intervention programme teaching coping strategies improve the quality of life of Iranian women? A non-randomised quasi-experimental study. BMJ Open, 3
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Can a psychosocial intervention programme teaching coping strategies improve the quality of life of Iranian women? A non-randomised quasi-experimental study
2013 (English)In: BMJ Open, ISSN 2044-6055, E-ISSN 2044-6055, Vol. 3Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Research subject
Public Health Science; Public Health Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-26696 (URN)10.1136/bmjopen-2012-002407 (DOI)000330560500053 ()
Available from: 2013-03-20 Created: 2013-03-20 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Addelyan Rasi, H., Moula, A., Puddephatt, A. J. & Timpka, T. (2013). Empowering newly married women in Iran: A new method of social work intervention that uses a client-directed problem-solving model in both group and individual sessions. Qualitative Social Work, 12(6), 765-781
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Empowering newly married women in Iran: A new method of social work intervention that uses a client-directed problem-solving model in both group and individual sessions
2013 (English)In: Qualitative Social Work, ISSN 1473-3250, E-ISSN 1741-3117, Vol. 12, no 6, p. 765-781Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We set out to assess the processes by which a personal empowerment-oriented intervention based on learning spaces and the Rahyab problem-solving model can help newly married women in Iran to gain more control over their life situations. Learning to use the problem-solving model independently was an important component of this seven months’ educational program. A descriptive field study design based on qualitative methods was employed for data collection and analysis. The analysis of these processes showed how, through group and individual interventions, these women could influence their intimate relationships by altering their thoughts, their management of emotions, and their overt behavior. We invite more research on how empowerment-oriented interventions can be used to support newly married women as a part of family educational programs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Sage Publications, 2013
Keywords
Empowerment, Rahyab, problem-solving, women, Iran
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-15690 (URN)10.1177/1473325012458310 (DOI)000330308200005 ()
Available from: 2012-11-20 Created: 2012-11-20 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
Addelyan Rasi, H., Moula, A., Puddephatt, A. J. & Timpka, T. (2013). Empowering single mothers in Iran: Applying a problem-solving model in learning groups to develop participants' capacities to improve their lives. British Journal of Social Work, 43(5), 1-20
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Empowering single mothers in Iran: Applying a problem-solving model in learning groups to develop participants' capacities to improve their lives
2013 (English)In: British Journal of Social Work, ISSN 0045-3102, E-ISSN 1468-263X, Vol. 43, no 5, p. 1-20Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Since 2000, a problem-solving model has been taught to the Society for Protecting the Rights of the Child, and teachers and  students of social work in two universities in Iran. Since 2006, with the initiation of UNICEF, social workers, psychologists  and even some psychiatrists in Iran have been learning this model. In 2008, a group of researchers created an empowerment-oriented  psycho-social group and private intervention project to assess whether a group of Iranian single mothers could use this model, which was traditionally used by professionals only, to effectively and independently meet challenges in their own lives. Our results show that all women used the model effectively and, consequently, made more deliberate decisions to improve their life situations. Some of the women succeeded in finding a job and many improved their family relationships. This study suggests that empowerment-oriented social work can help many clients to achieve their goals, and that this psycho-social intervention project can be a useful model for social work in Iran and many other societies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013
Keywords
Iranian single mothers; psycho-social intervention; empowerment; capacity-development; the Rahyab problem-solving model
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-15688 (URN)10.1093/bjsw/bcs009 (DOI)000322671100002 ()
Available from: 2012-11-20 Created: 2012-11-20 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
Moula, A. (2011). An invitation to empowerment-oriented neurosociology: A contribution to individual/society and theory/practice challenges (1ed.). In: Bianca Maria Pirani (Ed.), Learning from memory: Body, memory and technology in a globalizing world (pp. 234-266). Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>An invitation to empowerment-oriented neurosociology: A contribution to individual/society and theory/practice challenges
2011 (English)In: Learning from memory: Body, memory and technology in a globalizing world / [ed] Bianca Maria Pirani, Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011, 1, p. 234-266Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011 Edition: 1
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-15686 (URN)1-4438-2884-X (ISBN)978-1-4438-2884-0 (ISBN)
Available from: 2012-11-20 Created: 2012-11-20 Last updated: 2012-11-23Bibliographically approved
Moula, A. (2010). Population-based empowerment practice in immigrant communities. Saarbrucken, Tyskland: Lambert academic publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Population-based empowerment practice in immigrant communities
2010 (English)Book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Saarbrucken, Tyskland: Lambert academic publishing, 2010. p. 212
National Category
Social Work Sociology
Research subject
Social Work; Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-10375 (URN)3838321790 (ISBN)
Available from: 2012-02-08 Created: 2012-02-08 Last updated: 2013-06-12Bibliographically approved
Moula, A., Starrin, B., Mohseni, S., Scherp, H.-Å. & Puddephatt, A. (2010). The intelligent method of learning. Reclaiming children and youth, 19(3), 26-31
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The intelligent method of learning
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2010 (English)In: Reclaiming children and youth, ISSN 1089-5701, Vol. 19, no 3, p. 26-31Article in journal (Refereed)
National Category
Social Work Sociology
Research subject
Social Work; Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-10376 (URN)
Available from: 2012-02-08 Created: 2012-02-08 Last updated: 2013-06-12Bibliographically approved
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