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Self managment presentation

  1. 1. SELF-MANAGEMENT Psychology 6710 Excellent Student Aug. 8 th , 2008
  2. 2. PROBLEM <ul><li>I need to be flossing every day to make sure that I don’t get cavities from all the sugar I eat. </li></ul><ul><li>The problem is that daily flossing only has a small but cumulative outcome. </li></ul><ul><li>I can miss anyone day and there will be no serious outcome. </li></ul>
  3. 3. INEFFECTIVE NATURAL CONTINGENCY Have infinitesimally better gum health Have a given level of gum health Floss teeth BEFORE AFTER BEHAVIOR
  4. 4. COMPETING CONTINGENCIES <ul><li>Not only does flossing on any given day only infinitesimally improve my gum health it hurts and causes my gums to bleed </li></ul>
  5. 5. NATURAL COMPETING CONTINGENCY Gums are in pain Gums are not in pain Floss teeth BEFORE AFTER BEHAVIOR
  6. 6. THE SM INTERVENTION <ul><li>Target behavior: Floss teeth </li></ul><ul><li>Contingencies: Flossing avoids the loss of IPod </li></ul><ul><li>Deadline (S D ): Before the end of each day </li></ul><ul><li>PM manager: Matt </li></ul><ul><li>Start Date: June 9 th , 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>End Date: Current </li></ul>MA TT
  7. 7. PERFORMANCE-MANAGEMENT CONTINGENCY Will not lose IPod for a day at next class Will lose IPod for a day at next class Floss teeth BEFORE AFTER BEHAVIOR S D (Deadline): Before Bed every night
  8. 8. INFERRED THEORETICAL CONTINGENCY No fear loss Of IPod for a day at the Next class Fear loss of IPod for a day at the next class Floss Teeth BEFORE AFTER BEHAVIOR
  9. 9. TARGET BEHAVIOR GRAPH Baseline Intervention Weeks Number of times flossed Goal line
  10. 10. BENEFIT MEASURE GRAPH Baseline Intervention Weeks # of Days that gums bleed Goal line
  11. 11. PROBLEMS DURING INTERVENTION <ul><li>Problem 1: </li></ul><ul><li>After I moved out of my apartment I misplaced my floss </li></ul><ul><li>I missed two days </li></ul><ul><li>Problem 2: </li></ul><ul><li>Also after the move I no longer walked to class </li></ul><ul><li>Now I don’t use my IPod very often </li></ul><ul><li>It lost some of it’s reinforcing value </li></ul>
  12. 12. RECYCLE <ul><li>The bigger of the two problems seemed to be not having the floss that I need </li></ul><ul><li>The solution: a contingency on buying new floss will be added </li></ul><ul><li>Deadline: end of the same day that I run out or misplace my floss </li></ul><ul><li>If I don’t buy a new container of floss by the deadline I will have to pay my performance manager $5 </li></ul>
  13. 13. MY RESULTS <ul><li>The intervention was a success. </li></ul><ul><li>I averaged close to 0 days per week during baseline </li></ul><ul><li>The intervention average was 96% </li></ul>
  14. 14. MY COMMENTS <ul><li>The project was very beneficial </li></ul><ul><li>I don’t think that I would have kept up with the flossing otherwise </li></ul><ul><li>I plan to continue with the performance management contingency throughout the fall </li></ul><ul><li>Hopefully it will be just as effective as it has been </li></ul>
  15. 15. THANK YOU!! Any Questions or Comments?

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