Tuesday, 21 July 2020
Practicing Behavior Analysis on the Streets of Mumbai, India Blogger: Andy Lattal, Ph.D. The following article appeared recently in the New York Times. It describes how police in Mumbai, India, undertook an experiment to control the excessive blowing of car horns by drivers caught in what must be nightmarish traffic in that largest of Indian cities.
Tuesday, 23 June 2020
3 Steps to protect your team during pandemics Lessons from Lean Hospitals and OBM Guest Blogger: Michael McCarthy, author of Sustain Your Gains: The People Side of Lean-Six Sigma When pandemics strike, they spread quickly, as in the current COVID-19 crisis. Our goal is to respond quickly. Just as highway departments have Rapid Response
Tuesday, 16 June 2020
Guest blogger: Janis Allen, Performance Leadership Consulting A few days into the “home-isolation” policy during the Coronavirus outbreak of 2020, David, one of my colleagues at the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas made a smart suggestion: “While the museum is closed and we have no events to promote or report about, why don’t we
Wednesday, 27 May 2020
Guest Blogger: Michael McCarthy, author of Sustain Your Gains: The People Side of Lean-Six Sigma Today I saw a post on LinkedIn about a team rising to meet a challenge. During this Covid-19 crisis, Italian hospitals have a shortage of respirators. A doctor “came out with an idea but didn’t know how to make it:
Friday, 08 May 2020
Blogger: Andy Lattal, Ph.D. Ever heard the expression “closing the barn door after the cows are out?” It basically means coming up with a solution that is too little, too late, to work. This happens even at the cultural level in that sometimes society recognizes that the way things have been done is in the long-run
Tuesday, 07 April 2020
Blogger: Andy Lattal, Ph.D. In an old experiment, Boren (1966) placed two Rhesus monkeys in separate operant chambers so that the two animals were visually and aurally isolated from one another. His was an experiment on mutual reinforcement, so the schedules were arranged such that Rhesus A’s responses produced reinforcement only for Monkey B and Rhesus
Friday, 27 March 2020
For individuals seeking a career in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), there are many options for coursework, both on-campus and online. Because certification from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board® (BACB®) is the most recognized and popular credential for professional behavior analysts, many students seek to meet the BACB coursework and supervised experience requirements and to pass the certification exam (hopefully the first time!).
Thursday, 11 July 2019
How do I get into Organizational Behavior Management (OBM)? This is a common question of behavior analysts when first introduced to the application of behavioral science in the workplace.
Tuesday, 21 May 2019
Dr. Darnell Lattal will be the 2019 recipient of the Organizational Behavior Management Network’s Lifetime Achievement Award this May.
Friday, 15 February 2019
Research on feedback shows that intentional and consistent feedback greatly improves staff expertise, productivity, and outcomes. But, knowing that feedback is important and delivering it effectively are two different things.