What is Positive Deviance?
Positive Deviance is based on the observation that in every community there are certain individuals or groups whose uncommon behaviors and strategies enable them to find better solutions to problems than their peers, while having access to the same resources and facing similar or worse challenges.
The Positive Deviance approach is an asset-based, problem-solving, and community-driven approach that enables the community to discover these successful behaviors and strategies and develop a plan of action to promote their adoption by all concerned.
Read the latest PD newsletter here!
Information on a new PD Japanese book by Yoko Kawamura
Fall 2018 update on “Learning from the Hopeful: Positive Pathway to Education In Lebanon”
Information on an upcoming book, Positive Deviance in Action: A Dozen Classic Cases by Arvind Singhal
Featuring a news story and photos from the first Social Justice Pioneer Award Ceremony
Read about new updates to the site!
To receive Positive Deviance news in your inbox, sign up for our bi-annual newsletters! (Scroll to the bottom of any page of the PD website and enter your name and email address in the “Newsletter” box)