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This teaching/learning manual was designed to instruct and customize applications of research-based principles from psychological science relevant for cultivating a culture of interdependency in which people look out for the safety and well-being of everyone in their workplace. The book is written by Professor Geller and his daughter, Krista Geller, who earned a Ph.D. in human development and a certificate in gerontology and spent many years helping her dad with his research and gaining experience that helped shape her education and career path.
An injury-free workplace requires effective ongoing engagement of all employees actively caring for the safety of themselves and their coworkers. This research-based 160-page workbook explains and illustrates how to make that happen. Readers learn ten safety-outcome objectives, each containing six evidence-based safety-action directives relevant to successfully address the human dynamics of injury prevention and cultivate an actively-caring-for-people (AC4P) culture.
This unique teaching/learning resource was created to enhance the reader’s interpersonal relations at home, at work, at school, and throughout the community. It’s a Life Coach Guide—based on research-based evidence from psychological science that reveals secrets for beneficial self-awareness, interpersonal acumen, and continuous improvement
E. Scott Geller, Ph.D., Alumni Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech (VT), is co-founder and senior partner of Safety Performance Solutions, Inc. For more than 50 years, Professor Geller has taught and conducted research as a faculty member and director of the Center for Applied Behavior Systems in the Department of Psychology at VT.
Twenty research-based and practical leadership lessons are interspersed throughout the narrative as each lesson becomes relevant for a particular episode in the true-to-life story. Then at the end of this page-turner, several discussion questions are provided for each chapter—designed to stimulate personal reflection and interpersonal conversation about the real-life ramifications of the leadership and motivational lessons revealed throughout the narrative.
Police play a key role in creating a community of compassion and prosocial behavior. The authors call this “actively caring for people” (AC4P), and with this educational/training manual, they instruct readers on how to create an AC4P culture in their communities. Inspired by applied behavioral science and select principles from humanism, this guidebook teaches seven critical AC4P lessons through real-world examples, insightful dialogue, and exercises for applying the life lessons in the readers’ communities.