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2012 Behavior Change for a Sustainable World Conference

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Invited Paper Session #15
CE Offered: PSY/BACB

Building Bridges Across Disciplines to Support Sustainable Practices: The Role of Behavior Analysis

Saturday, August 4, 2012
4:00 PM–5:00 PM
US Bank Conference Theater
Area: CSE; Domain: Service Delivery
Instruction Level: Intermediate
CE Instructor: Jeanine Stratton, Ph.D.
Chair: Janet S. Twyman (UMass Medical School/Shriver Center)
JEANINE STRATTON (Furman University)
Jeanine Stratton, Ph.D., BCBA-D, is an assistant professor in the Business and Accounting Department, adjunct professor in Earth and Environmental Sciences, and an affiliate research faculty member of the David E. Shi Center for Sustainability at Furman University. She is also an adjunct professor in the Psychology Department at Wofford College. She teaches courses in behavioral approaches to organizational performance, marketing, and human systems in sustainability. Her cross-disciplinary research interests include the application of behavioral principles to socially significant topics using a scientist-practitioner approach, including incentive systems, consumer behavior, market strategy, sustainability, and corporate responsibility. Her work has been presented in a variety of fields including behavior analysis, sustainability, and university teaching. Her most recent publications have appeared in Sustainability: Journal of Record and the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management. Dr. Stratton is a member of the Sustainability Planning Council at Furman University, where she spearheaded the Aubrey Daniels' Performance Management Program, and is a founding member of the Campus Conservation Research Initiative. She serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, and is a guest reviewer for Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. As a well-rounded behavior analyst, she has experience in program development and staff training in behavioral health services. In addition to her academic career, Stratton has consulted in a variety of businesses in retail, health care, banking, food, and not-for-profit service industries.

People from all sorts of backgrounds--business and industry, government, biology, environmental science, community leaders, behavior analysis--share a common goal: a world made progressively healthier by humanity's collective actions. To achieve that goal we cannot go our own separate ways; we must collaborate. Our different backgrounds mean that we each can contribute important perspectives and expertise to a collaborative effort, but our different backgrounds also can create stumbling blocks. This presentation will highlight the benefits and challenges of multidisciplinary collaboration and offer suggestions on how to make it work. Dr. Stratton will provide examples of successful collaborations on sustainability projects and offer suggestions for future efforts.

Target Audience:

BACB-certified behavior analysts and licensed psychologists.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:
  1. Understand the necessary multidisciplinary focus inherent to sustainability.
  2. Review key challenges of collaboration across disciplines, specifically with behavior analysis, and how to manage those challenges.
  3. Identify key areas for collaboration in which behavior analysis can have impact.
Keyword(s): collective action, multidisciplinary, sustainability



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