Tackling Exercise: ABehavior Analytic Story Psychology 460 Ryan Morey TA: Lauren Cavalli 12/07/11
Problem Low frequency of exercising Low motivation to commitment/adherence Outcomes are too small, though cumulative
Competing Contingencies Every other activity competes Homework Sitting Around TV Even chores around the house
Natural Competing Contingency BEFORE BEHAVIOR AFTERGiven level of Exercise 15 mins less free time 15 mins of free time
The SM Intervention Target behavior: Exercising for 15 mins Intervention: Avoidance of loss of $3 – Contingencies: Analog to avoidance & Direct-acting escape Deadline (SD): 11pm every weekday PM manager: Roommate (Tyler Nienhuis) Start Date: 10/10/11 End Date: ?
Ineffective Natural Contingency BEFORE BEHAVIOR AFTER Inf. Greater Exercise forGiven level level of 15 minsof health health
Performance-Management Contingency BEFORE BEHAVIOR AFTER Won’t loseWill lose $3 Exercise for $3 byby Sunday 15 mins Sunday
Inferred Theoretical Contingency BEFORE BEHAVIOR AFTERFear of loss Exercise for No fear of of $3 15 mins loss of $3