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  ...
Competing Contingencies   Every other activity competes    Homework    Sitting Around    TV    Even chores around the...
Natural Competing Contingency BEFORE          BEHAVIOR     AFTERGiven level of    Exercise   15 mins less  free time      ...
The SM Intervention   Target behavior: Exercising for 15 mins   Intervention: Avoidance of loss of $3    – Contingencies...
Ineffective Natural Contingency BEFORE       BEHAVIOR         AFTER                             Inf. Greater              ...
Performance-Management Contingency BEFORE        BEHAVIOR        AFTER                              Won’t loseWill lose $3...
Inferred Theoretical Contingency BEFORE         BEHAVIOR              AFTERFear of loss     Exercise for        No fear of...
Target Behavior Graph                                          Exercise                   6                       Baseline...
Problems During Intervention   Performance manager    Needed more consistency   Criteria    Lowered days of exercise f...
Recycle Criteria   was recycled  Started 3 days a week 15 mins each vs 5   days  Raised criteria after 10th week
My Results Worked great! I exercise fairly consistently now SM is still in place
My Comments Added outcomes worked well Needed more frequent follow-ups  with manager initially
THANK YOU!!Any Questions or   Comments?
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PSY 4600 Self-Management Project

  1. 1. Tackling Exercise: ABehavior Analytic Story Psychology 460 Ryan Morey TA: Lauren Cavalli 12/07/11
  2. 2. Problem Low frequency of exercising Low motivation to commitment/adherence Outcomes are too small, though cumulative
  3. 3. Competing Contingencies Every other activity competes Homework Sitting Around TV Even chores around the house
  4. 4. Natural Competing Contingency BEFORE BEHAVIOR AFTERGiven level of Exercise 15 mins less free time 15 mins of free time
  5. 5. 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: ?
  6. 6. Ineffective Natural Contingency BEFORE BEHAVIOR AFTER Inf. Greater Exercise forGiven level level of 15 minsof health health
  7. 7. Performance-Management Contingency BEFORE BEHAVIOR AFTER Won’t loseWill lose $3 Exercise for $3 byby Sunday 15 mins Sunday
  8. 8. Inferred Theoretical Contingency BEFORE BEHAVIOR AFTERFear of loss Exercise for No fear of of $3 15 mins loss of $3
  9. 9. Target Behavior Graph Exercise 6 Baseline Intervention Recycle 5Days of Exercise 4 3 New goal 2 line 1 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Weeks
  10. 10. Problems During Intervention Performance manager Needed more consistency Criteria Lowered days of exercise for initial weeks
  11. 11. Recycle Criteria was recycled Started 3 days a week 15 mins each vs 5 days Raised criteria after 10th week
  12. 12. My Results Worked great! I exercise fairly consistently now SM is still in place
  13. 13. My Comments Added outcomes worked well Needed more frequent follow-ups with manager initially
  14. 14. THANK YOU!!Any Questions or Comments?
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