Applied Behavior Science in Organizations : Consilience of Historical and Emerging Trends in Organizational Behavior Management book cover
1st Edition

Applied Behavior Science in Organizations
Consilience of Historical and Emerging Trends in Organizational Behavior Management

ISBN 9781032057347
Published September 30, 2021 by Routledge
334 Pages 41 Color Illustrations

FREE Standard Shipping
USD $59.95

Prices & shipping based on shipping country


Book Description

Applied Behavior Science in Organizations provides a compelling overview of the history of Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) and the opportunity it presents for designing and managing positive work environments that can in turn have a positive impact on society.

The book brings together leading experts from industry and research settings to provide an overview of the historical approaches in Organizational Behavior Management. It begins with an introduction to recognized practices in OBM and the applications of fundamental principles of behavior analysis to a variety of performance problems in organizational settings. The book then highlights how organizational practices and consumers’ behavior combine in a complex confluence to meet an organization’s goals and satisfy consumer appetites, whilst often unintentionally affecting the wellbeing of organizational members. It argues that the science of behavior has a responsibility to contribute to the safety, health and wellbeing of organizational members, consumers of organizational products, and beyond. Finally, the book recognizes the essential role of organizations in initiating, shaping, and sustaining the development of more nurturing and reinforcing work environments, through discussion of the need for innovation while adapting and responding to growing social upheaval, technological advances, and environmental concerns, alongside crises in the global economy, health, education, and environment.

Showcasing emerging work by internationally recognized scholars on the application of behavior science in organizations, the book will be an essential read for all students and professionals of Organizational Behavior Management, as well as those interested in using organizational applications to create new models of management.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Applied Behavior Science in Organizations

Ramona A. Houmanfar, Mitch Fryling & Mark P. Alavosius


Ch. 1 Performance Management in Organizations

David Wilder, Daniel Cymbal, and Nicole Gravina

Ch. 2 Behavior Based Safety as a Replicable Technology

Mark P. Alavosius & Kenneth Burleigh

Ch. 3 The Foundations of Behavior-Based Instructional Design within Business

Douglas Johnson

Ch. 4 From Fluency Based Instruction to Accomplishment Based Performance Improvement

Carl Binder

Ch. 5 Behavioral Systems Analysis in Organizations

Heather M. McGee and Brian J. Crowley-Koch

Ch. 6 Paradox of Organizational Change: A Selectionist Approach to Improving Complex Systems

Maria E. Malott


Ch. 7 Consumer Behavior Analysis Meets the Marketing Firm

Gordon R. Foxall

Ch. 8 Acceptance and Commitment Training: Improving Performance in Organizations with Applied

Behavioral Science

Daniel J. Moran, Sonja Batten, Madison A. Gamble, and Paul Atkins

Ch. 9 Prosocial: Using an Evolutionary Approach to Modify Cooperation in Small Groups

Steven C. Hayes, Paul Atkins, and David Sloan Wilson

Ch. 10 The Nurture Consilience: A Framework for Intentional Cultural Evolution

Anthony Biglan and Magnus Johansson

Ch. 11 Organization and Leadership in Resistance Movements: Constructing Justice

Mark A. Mattaini and Kathryn M. Roose

Ch. 12 Interbehavioral Psychology and Organizational Behavior Management

Mitch Fryling, Linda Hayes, and William Fleming

Ch. 13 High-Reliability Organizations: A Technical Context to Coordinate Behaviors

Mark P. Alavosius & Ramona A. Houmanfar

Ch. 14 Value Based Governance in Organizations and Beyond

Ramona A. Houmanfar & Alison Szarko

View More



Ramona A. Houmanfar is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Behavior Analysis Program at the University of Nevada, Reno, USA.

Mitch Fryling is Interim Associate Dean in the Charter College of Education at California State University, Los Angeles, USA.

Mark P. Alavosius is President of Praxis² LLC and Graduate Faculty of Psychology in the Behavior Analysis Program at the University of Nevada, Reno, USA.