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  • 1. Tree Service: A Behavioral Perspective Ryan Morey PSY 460 Fall 2011 Lauren Cavalli
  • 2. Setting and Participant Description• Settings / participants mentioned are through my family’s business• The intervention however, is not real =(
  • 3. Reason to Intervene• Workers tend to ignore hard hat usage – Big safety issue – Bad company image Even Bush wears his hard hat!
  • 4. Analyze the Natural Contingencies• Wearing a hard hat has a small, potentially improbable outcome – Infinitesimally greater level of appreciation from boss
  • 5. Analyze the Natural Contingencies Ineffective Natural Contingency Wears hardGiven level of Infinitesimally hat for entire appreciation greater level of duration while from boss appreciation working from boss
  • 6. Analyze the Natural Contingencies Natural Competing Contingency Wears hardNo feelings of hat for entire Feelings of discomfort duration while discomfort working
  • 7. Baseline Graph Baseline - Action Tree 70Percentage of hard hat usage 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 1 2 3 4 5 Sessions
  • 8. Baseline Graph Description• Baseline percentages are fairly low – Considering the risk involved – May be because of lack of supervision + sizable competing outcomes
  • 9. Specify the Performance Objectives• To increase percentage of time of hard hat usage• To decrease probability of potential dangers
  • 10. Design the Intervention• Assessment made to determine outcome• Outcome used: – Opportunity for smoke breaks• Foreman Monitoring + Self-Monitoring – Bucket truck & Before signing timecard out
  • 11. Design the Intervention Performance Management Contingency Wears hard Will lose Will not lose hat for entireopportunity opportunity duration while for smoke for smoke working breaks breaks tomorrow tomorrow
  • 12. Implement the Intervention• Involves all levels within the business – Grounds man – Foreman – CEO• Contingencies placed within all levels
  • 13. Evaluate the Intervention Action Tree 120 Baseline Intervention 100Percentage of hard hat usage 80 60 40 20 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Sessions
  • 14. Evaluate the Intervention• Desired levels were achieved through intervention• No recycling necessary – Smoke breaks are quite effective among tree service
  • 15. Recycle - Hypothetical• If I were to recycle.. – More strict and consistent monitoring – Loss of opportunity for bonus + smoke break
  • 16. Evaluate the Recycle Action Tree 120 Baseline Intervention Recycle 100Percentage of hard hat usage 80 60 40 20 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Sessions
  • 17. Evaluate the Recycle• Results indicate positive outcomes – Hard hat usage near 100% – Positive business image
  • 18. Questions or Comments???