Unpacking Weight Science Pod-Course Episode 13

'HAES and Diffusion of Innovations Theory'

One of my favourite theories of social science is the Diffusion of Innovations theory. It so beautifully explains how new ideas spread through social groups and populations. The adoption of Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size by individuals and by health and counselling professionals has followed the predictable patterns laid out in this theory. This episode I’ll be running through these characteristics and importantly, showing you how you can recognise where someone is on their path towards HAES adoption and how you can most effectively nudge them towards decision-making.

Learning Outcomes

Identify the adopter characteristics as described in the Roger’s Diffusion of innovation theory

Identify the innovation characteristics which contribute to the adoption decision process

Recognise the cues for adopter categories and innovation characteristics which increase the likelihood of adoption of HAES and size acceptance approaches.

How does the Unpacking Weight Science Pod-Course work as Professional Development?

Each pod-course (podcast-based course) is designed with the continuing professional development of health professionals in mind. Many of the Unpacking Weight Science podcast episodes that the pod-course materials are based around are also available on iTunes, YouTube and Spotify. However, this course is where you can turn them into assessed professional development with a Certificate of Completion.

Listening time is 20-30 minutes per episode. Reading the supporting materials and taking the quiz should take a further 30-40 minutes. This means you'll gain about an hour of assessed professional development from this course. You will have 12 months from your date of enrolment to complete the course.

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This Pod Course is also available in Bundle 3 with Pod Courses 13-18 for $45AUD (great value!)

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About the course developer,

Dr Fiona Willer, AdvAPD, PhD

How do you know that I know what I'm doing with professional development materials? I've been a university lecturer for 15 years, have facilitated professional development workshops for health professionals for 10 years and am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). My professional development business, Health Not Diets, is a recognised provider of employment-related training by the Queensland Department of Education and Training. I'm also an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian (AdvAPD) with Dietitians Australia so you can be sure that I really know my stuff.