Using ABA to Set Achievable New Year’s Resolutions

Using ABA to Set Achievable New Year’s Resolutions

Can you believe it’s December? This year flew by, and sometimes by December it can feel like you didn’t achieve everything you wanted to this year. December is a month associated with the holidays, gift giving and overindulgence in holiday-specific food. With the chaos of the holidays, it’s easy for a lot of us to fall off our regular workout routines and get a little loose […]

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Workplace Stress: What You Can Do to Manage It

Workplace Stress: What You Can Do to Manage It

Workplace stress is becoming a widespread problem in today’s busy society. It seems workers are being asked to do more, workdays are becoming longer, and the space between work and personal life is becoming smaller. Occupational stress can lead to health risks for employees, including problems sleeping, anxiety, depression, increased blood pressure, weight gain, and heart problems. Organizations also lose quite a bit to occupational […]

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Surviving the Holidays: ABA Edition

Surviving the Holidays: ABA Edition

The Holidays can be some of the most joyful and exciting times of the year. They are also known as a period of time where goals go to die. Sometimes all it takes is one family meal or holiday party to open the floodgates of competing contingencies for healthy food choices and daily movement practices.  While I don’t have any conclusive data, I think it’s […]

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How a Behaviorist Views Motivation: An Overview & Introduction

How a Behaviorist Views Motivation: An Overview & Introduction

OK, Julie! Here’s how you can earn your gym reimbursement reward. Several psychological theories about what constitutes and generates motivation exist. This post will illustrate how behavioral science contributes to our understanding of motivation in regard to health behavior change. My employer offers a fairly comprehensive employee wellbeing program in which we can earn points for participation in various programs and activities. Once we accumulate […]

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Coming Soon!

Coming Soon!

The HSF SIG is planning to publish a quarterly newsletter and begin blogging. Stay tuned, and comment below with information and ideas you’d like highlighted and discussed in our newsletter, as well as topics that you would like to see covered in upcoming blogs.

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Dispensing Nutritional Advice: Our Role and Boundaries as Behavior Analysts Specializing in Health and Fitness

Dispensing Nutritional Advice: Our Role and Boundaries as Behavior Analysts Specializing in Health and Fitness

By Laraine Winston, MS, LMHC, BCBA As Behavior Analysts who work with clients with health and fitness related goals, we often target dietary behaviors. This is often a natural extension of our personal goals. Health and fitness enthusiasts can be very passionate, and hold very strong opinions about their own eating preferences, and Behavior Analysts are not immune. We’re used to speaking freely about our […]

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