Applied Psychology: Actively Caring for People

Applied Psychology: Actively Caring for People

By: E. Scott Geller (author)Paperback

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This volume demonstrates how readers can become more effective parents, teachers, students, coaches, managers, or work supervisors, while also gaining practical skills to enhance their self-motivation, communication skills, and intervention acumen. The first eight chapters explain evidence-based principles from applied behavioral science (ABS) that can be used to improve the human dynamics of any situation involving behavior. Fundamentals from humanism are integrated strategically to show how an ABS intervention can be more acceptable, influential, and sustainable. The following twelve chapters detail the deployment of ABS interventions to optimize performance in a wide variety of fields, including occupational and transportation safety, quantity and quality of organizational work behavior, healthcare, athletic coaching, parenting, pre-school and college education, environmental sustainability, and the control of obesity and alcohol abuse. Applied Psychology provides a thorough review of the latest research in relation to these domains and explores issues for future investigation.

About Author

E. Scott Geller is Alumni Distinguished Professor and Director of the Center for Applied Behavior Systems at Virginia Tech and Senior Partner of Safety Performance Solutions, Inc. He has written numerous articles and books addressing the development and evaluation of behavior-change interventions to improve quality of life.


Part I. Evidence-Based Principles of AC4P: Introduction E. Scott Geller; 1. The foundation: applied behavioral science E. Scott Geller; 2. The psychology of AC4P behavior E. Scott Geller; 3. The psychology of self-motivation E. Scott Geller; 4. The courage to actively care E. Scott Geller; 5. Effective AC4P communication E. Scott Geller; 6. Social influence and AC4P behavior Cory Furrow and E. Scott Geller; 7. The intersection of AC4P and positive psychology Keenan Twohig, Matt Fornito and E. Scott Geller; 8. Leadership, followership, and AC4P behavior Roseanne J. Foti and Kathleen B. Boyd; Part II. Applications of AC4P Principles: Introduction E. Scott Geller; 9. Actively caring for occupational safety Joshua H. Williams and E. Scott Geller; 10. Cultivating an AC4P culture in organizations Florence D. DiGennaro Reed, Amy J. Henley, Sarah R. Jenkins, Jessica L. Doucette, and Jason M. Hirst; 11. Actively caring for traffic safety Chris S. Dula, Benjamin A. Martin, and Kyle A. Suhr; 12. Actively caring to prevent alcohol abuse Ryan C. Smith and E. Scott Geller; 13. Actively caring for obesity Sallie Beth Johnson and E. Scott Geller; 14. Actively caring for patient-centered healthcare Dave Johnson and E. Scott Geller; 15. Actively caring for our children Angela K. Fournier, Kelli England Will, and Kate Larson; 16. Actively caring for preschoolers Jocelyn H. Newton, Katie C. Goulet, and Kyra L. Heidelberger; 17. Actively caring for young athletes Thelma S. Horn; 18. Actively caring for higher education Derek D. Reed, Bryan T. Yanagita, Amel Becirevic, Jason M. Hirst, Brent A. Kaplan, Ellie Eastes, and Taylor Hanna; 19. Actively caring for mother earth E. Scott Geller; 20. The AC4P power of pets Krista S. Geller; Epilogue: where do we go from here? E. Scott Geller.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781107417625
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 684
  • ID: 9781107417625
  • weight: 1130
  • ISBN10: 1107417627

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