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In the Thoughts & Rants of a Behavior Scientist Show, Dr. Paul “Paulie” Gavoni looks at common issues or phenomena in our personal and professional lives, gives you his thoughts, sometimes rants about it, and provides you with practical solutions rooted in the science of human behavior. Sponsored by the Opioid Awareness Foundation, whose mission is to unify influencers and exercise their platforms to promote international awareness of opioid usage and associated issues to bring attention to ...
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Unlock the secrets of the criminal mind with behavior scientist Presley Wanner, as we navigate the intriguing intersection of behavior analysis and forensic investigation. Imagine peering through the eyes of a behavior analyst at the crime scenes frequented by law enforcement professionals; we do just that, offering a fresh and compelling perspecti…
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In this episode, my good friend and Vice President at Aubrey Daniels International, Francisco Gomez, breaks down the application of Organizational Behavior Management strategies in organizations. If you are interested in learning more about OBM and leadership, this is definitely an episode for you. Francisco, an OOG in this space, has supported org…
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Dive into the revolutionary world of professional sports through the lens of behavior analysis with my guest, Brett Yaris. Brett is breaking the mold by integrating Applied Behavior Analysis with NFL training methods. His unique path from special education to professional football coaching challenges traditional coaching methods and sparks new ways…
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In this episode, David Roth and I emphasize the critical need for the field of behavior analysis to delve deeper into the concept of resilience. While the concept of resilience is widely acknowledged, there's a gap in our understanding of it. It's our goal to ignite a conversation and inspire action on the pressing issue of defining and analyzing r…
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Ever been dumped? Remember that pain? Being broken up with is something that most people experience at some point in their life. Many learn and continue to move forward. But for some, it's a painful experience they try to avoid but end up living many times over. If you are one of those people, what might you have done more, less, or differently to …
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Dive headfirst into the intriguing world of behavior analysis with my good friend, Dr. Merrill Winston. In this fascinating discussion, we challenge the norms of traditional functional analysis in education, shedding light on the holistic aspects of behavior challenges. Anchored in the teachings of field pioneers like Brian Iwata and Hank Pennypack…
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What does it mean to create healthier, equitable workplaces? How does behavioral science play a key role in this transformation? Join us as we welcome the insightful Portia James to answer these questions. Portia, a prominent leader in the field of behavior analysis, shares her experiences and passion for constructing fair workforces where people f…
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Hey there, fellow behavior analysts and seekers of knowledge! Get ready to dive into an eye-opening episode with Dr. Antonio Harrison, a true maverick in the field of applied behavior analysis (ABA). And guess what? We're not just sticking to the ordinary. Sure, ABA is like a superhero when it comes to helping those on the autism spectrum, but in t…
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From a behavior analytic perspective, trauma can be seen as an aversive event or series of events that have led to maladaptive behavior patterns or reactions to certain stimuli. When we understand that an individual's behaviors might be a response to trauma, we can respond more effectively. But how can we better understand trauma? And what constitu…
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As an entrepreneurial Behavior Analyst, Dr. Emily Ice has participated in founding organizations within the non-profit and profit sectors for over two decades. Additionally, she has expertise in consultation and mentorship with applying Applied Behavior Analysis for the treatment of sleep disturbances. In this chat we discuss behavioral approaches …
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In the episode, Dr. Nick Green and I dive into issues related to finding the right career, determining what success is, and effectively using data to improve and sustain organizational success. Email Nick: Nick@behaviorfit.com Find him on LinkedIn: Nick on LinkedIn Behaviorfit Website https://www.behaviorfit.com Learn about Business Intelligence: h…
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In this episode, Dr. Bruce Tinor and I talk shop about leadership in schools and organizations. We will be presenting on leadership in education at the sold-out BABACon 2023. Positional Authority Ain't Leadership: Behavioral Science for Navigating Bull$hit, Optimizing Performance, and Avoiding A$$ CLOWNery The Behavioral Toolbox Be sure to subscrib…
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Achieving results in any organization requires behavior. But too often, leaders do not know how to get critical behavior going and keep it moving to achieve desired outcomes. In this episode, Dr. John Austin lays out key approaches for reaching results using practical behavior science. If you are interested in getting a copy of Dr. Austin's book RE…
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There have been a lot of concerns about the use of punishment regarding the appropriateness and effectiveness of it as a behavior-change tool. And rightfully so, as the use of punishment can have a number of unintended side effects like emotional distress, retaliation, R- of undesired behaviors, the suppression of other adaptive behaviors, and more…
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In his book Beyond Freedom and Dignity, Skinner (1971) reminds us that “culture is the social environment that shapes and maintains the behavior of those who live in it. A given culture evolves as new practices arise, possibly for irrelevant reasons, and are selected by their contribution to the strength of the culture as it “competes” with the phy…
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The concept of assent has garnered a lot of attention in recent years. And rightfully so. Engaging learners in their treatment is extremely important. Like you, they don't want things done "to" them but done "with" them. Behavior Analysts recognize they have assent when a learner verbally or non-verbally agrees to participate in treatment. But is a…
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Organizational Justice refers to employee perceptions of fairness in the workplace. But while the concept has been around for close to four decades, can it be explained behaviorally, and is the research sound? In this episode, Behavior Analyst Rob Scalise takes a look at the concept of Organizational Justice through a Behavior Analytic lens. Show n…
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In this episode, Dr. John Austin and I talk behavior science, leadership, and practical approaches for improving climate, culture, and reaching results. Dr. Austin is an internationally recognized expert in providing behavior-based solutions to organizational challenges. He is the founder of Reaching Results, a consultancy for management, motivatio…
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Some people talk the leadership talk. But when you lift the hood, there is misalignment with their say-do as they aren't walking the walk. In this episode, I interview my best friend of almost 50 years, Leigh Martin. Leigh and I lived, traveled, struggled, partied, and even fought together (stories for another episode!). An authentic leader and ind…
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In the episode, David Roth and I tackle the very controversial and sensitive topic of punishment and CESS. It is broken down into 3 sections: pre-show monologue, full episode, and post-show discussion about the ABC video that highlighted the unethical use of CESS at the Judge Rotenberg Center. Please listen to the episode in its entirety as we spir…
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If you follow me, you are likely aware that I make numerous posts. Now, 99.9% of the time I receive positive feedback on them. But somebody might take issue with a post every once in a while, which is OK because I'm not perfect, and everybody has their opinion. And that's just what happened last week when I was accused of being "myopic" and "grands…
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Poor performance happens. Sometimes it might be related to skill, and other times, will. Even in the greatest organization, people are bound to make mistakes. When this happens, feedback must be provided to get performance back on track. Unfortunately, people tend to avoid providing this type of feedback as it is often aversive to them and the reci…
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Want to develop, sustain, or repair any relationship? Some people seem to be engaged in happy relationships, the reciprocal nature of which might be described as magical as each person fulfills their significant other’s needs while simultaneously meeting their own. Many people make earnest attempts at developing and maintaining these types of relat…
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In this episode, David Roth and Dr. Nic Weatherly chat about the principles of Skinner's Walden Two as they relate to Organizational Behavior Management and the following four questions: Build a way of life in which people live together without quarreling, in a social climate of trust rather than suspicion, of love rather than jealousy, cooperation…
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I’d like to talk to you about one of the simplest yet most powerful approach for creating success. And in our personal or professional lives, the simpler things are, the better. This approach has been instrumental in saving countless lives. It has also helped people and even the largest organizations achieve their most challenging goals. Positional…
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In this episode, Behavior Analyst Dr. Bruce Tinor breaks down then compares and contrasts racism from racist through a behavior analytic lens. We also discuss systematic racism, being a black behavior analyst, and potential behavior analytic solutions for making a dent in issues associated with racism. Links: Dr. Tinor's LinkedIn The Shame of Ameri…
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Did you know there is an instructional approach that can accelerate student learning from 2 to 8 times faster than current instructional approaches? Check out this episode to learn more about the largest research that was ever conducted in education to find out what this approach is, and why it's not being used everywhere. Below are some links rela…
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Communication is very complex. Even the slightest change in tone, volume, or cadence can alter the communicative intent as experienced by the listener. In this episode I discuss what you should be aware of, and what you can do instead. Positional Authority Ain't Leadership: Behavioral Science for Navigating Bull$hit, Optimizing Performance, and Avo…
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Struggling with internal obstacles like fear and anxiety? Well, you aren't alone. Unfortunately, most of us have not been properly equipped with the tools for overcoming these obstacles. This leads us to engage in behaviors that actually make things worse. Check out this episode for practical tips rooted in behavior science for overcoming obstacles…
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There are lots of well meaning people who give instructions and advice as a means of helping people; unfortunately their "telling" behavior falls far short of the desired result. Why is this? Because their "telling" behavior, regardless of how it is delivered, can actually be de-motivating and lead to a number of other issues. If you've already sub…
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If you are tired of people in leadership positions engaging in behaviors that leave you frustrated, downtrodden, and otherwise make you want to leave your current position, then this episode is definitely for you. And if you are in a leadership position and struggling with retention, this episode also might be for you, too! Positional Authority Ain…
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