- Identify and describe basic themes common to both disciplines.
- Analyze the theoretical underpinnings of each approach by:
- Describing the theory behind each approach.
- Comparing and contrasting the theories with one another.
- Considering the relationship to basic behavior analytic concepts.
- Locate four recent evidence-based studies in the literature that share common themes, two demonstrating OBM approaches and two demonstrating I/O psychology approaches.
- Consider the research questions, design, methods, and results of the studies, and analyze how they are consistent with the approach taken.
- Assess if the approach taken by each study was the best approach. Explain your response.
- State if I/O psychology and OBM are best seen as distinct fields or if one is more clearly a subset of the other, based on your analysis. Synthesize your analysis to justify your conclusions.
- Carr, J. E., Wilder, D. A., Majdalany, L., Mathisen, D., & Strain, L. A. (2013). An assessment-based solution to a human-service employee performance problem: An initial evaluation of the performance diagnostic checklist – Human services. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 6(1), 16–32.
- This article provides an example of the use of PDC, a commonly used assessment questionnaire in OBM.
- Johnson, D. A., Casella, S. E., McGee, H. M., & Lee, S. C. (2014). The use and validation of preintervention diagnostic tools in organizational behavior management. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 34(2), 104–121.
- This article provides the reader with an overview of assessment tool usage in OBM.
- Wilder, D. A., Lipchultz, J. L., King. A., Driscoll, S., & Sigurdsson, S. (2018). An analysis of the commonality and type of preintevention assessment procedures in the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management (2000–2015). Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 38(1), 5–17.
- This article provides information on the frequency of use of assessment procedures.
- Waldvogel, J. M., & Dixon, M. R. (2008). Exploring the utility of preference assessments in organizational behavior management. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 28(1), 76–87.
- This article provides a discussion on how preference assessments are implemented in OBM.
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At least six scholarly resources, four of which should be peer-reviewed journal articles. One reference may be a scholarly text.
6–8 typed, double-spaced pages, in addition to a title page and a references page. Times New Roman, 12 point.