Tree Service: A Behavioral       Perspective         Ryan Morey          PSY 460          Fall 2011        Lauren Cavalli
Setting and Participant Description• Settings / participants mentioned are through  my family’s business• The intervention...
Reason to Intervene• Workers tend to ignore hard hat usage  – Big safety issue  – Bad company image                       ...
Analyze the Natural Contingencies• Wearing a hard hat has a small, potentially  improbable outcome  – Infinitesimally grea...
Analyze the Natural Contingencies         Ineffective Natural Contingency                      Wears hardGiven level of   ...
Analyze the Natural Contingencies         Natural Competing Contingency                     Wears hardNo feelings of      ...
Baseline Graph                                        Baseline - Action Tree                               70Percentage of...
Baseline Graph Description• Baseline percentages are fairly low  – Considering the risk involved  – May be because of lack...
Specify the Performance Objectives• To increase percentage of time of hard hat  usage• To decrease probability of potentia...
Design the Intervention• Assessment made to determine outcome• Outcome used:  – Opportunity for smoke breaks• Foreman Moni...
Design the Intervention Performance Management Contingency                 Wears hard  Will lose                      Will...
Implement the Intervention• Involves all levels within the business  – Grounds man  – Foreman  – CEO• Contingencies placed...
Evaluate the Intervention                                                            Action Tree                          ...
Evaluate the Intervention• Desired levels were achieved through  intervention• No recycling necessary  – Smoke breaks are ...
Recycle - Hypothetical• If I were to recycle..   – More strict and consistent monitoring   – Loss of opportunity for bonus...
Evaluate the Recycle                                                                Action Tree                           ...
Evaluate the Recycle• Results indicate positive outcomes  – Hard hat usage near 100%  – Positive business image
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PSY 4600 Final Fiesta Project

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

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