Working as a behavior analyst in an acute psychiatric hospital, has posed many challenges, to say least. One afternoon, as I sat with my supervisor discussing how difficult it was to get the staff to follow the recommendations of a behavior plan, she asked me why I thought they didn’t follow my recommendations. “Fear”, I … Continue reading Fear of the Unknown
There are many reasons why some behavioral programs don’t work: poor design, inadequate reinforcers, irrelevant back up reinforcers, goals are too high, etc. From all the possible reasons for the failure of a behavior program, the one I have encountered most frequently is lack of contingency. Behavior is maintained by its consequences. In order to … Continue reading Why Some Behavioral Interventions Don’t Seem To Work?