Psychology / Applied Behavior Analysis / Organizational Behavior Management
PS430: Program Design and Evaluation
Unit 8 Discussion Post
Topic 1 of 1: Collaborating with other disciplines
Your textbook points to many similarities and many differences between OBM (Organizational Behavior Management) and OD (Organizational Development). The text also highlights potential areas for collaboration. Throughout your future careers in Applied Behavior Analysis, you will often have to collaborate with others from other disciplines. This will require an understanding of other fields as well as the skills to determine where you can collaborate and create the most effective treatment environment for clients.
For this week’s Discussion you will compare and contrast OBM and OD as well as extend some of the points from this week’s Reading to your future practice:
1. Identify and explain two key ways in which Organizational Behavior Management and Organizational Development are different.
2. Describe one of the areas you feel OBM can contribute the most to in the field of OD and why.
3. Discuss what is meant by “humble behaviorism,” as referenced in your textbook from Neuringer (1991).
4. Discuss how the ideas of reciprocation and “humble behaviorism,” will impact collaboration with other disciplines in your future career in behavior analysis.
Reference (attached document) to be used for this assignment is Chapter 14 from the following book:
Johnson, C. M., Mawhinney, T. C., & Redmon, W. K. (2001). Handbook of organizational performance: Behavior analysis and management. New York, NY: Sage The Hawthorn Press, Inc.
In-text citation: (Johnson, Mawhinney & Redmon, 2001)
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