2022 ABAI Boston – Health, Sport & Fitness Related Events

2022 ABAI Boston – Health, Sport & Fitness Related Events

The 2022 ABAI Conference in Boston is this week from May 26 to 30. As you plan your schedule, check out these health, sport and fitness related events: Behavior Analysis in Health, Sport and Fitness SIG Sponsored Events #143 Health, Sport and Fitness SIG Grant Recipients: Exciting New Areas of ResearchSaturday May 28 – 5-5:50pm. Meeting Level 1; Room 156A #170 Behavior Analysis in Health […]

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2022 HSF SIG Small Research Grant Recipients

2022 HSF SIG Small Research Grant Recipients

The purpose of the HSF SIG Small Research Grant is to support experimental research that demonstrates the application of behavior analysis to address human behavior in the areas of health, sport, or fitness. Additional goals of this program are to disseminate behavior analytic research and practice and to expand research opportunities for students of behavior analysis. We are excited to announce the recipients of the […]

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2021 End-of-Year HSF SIG Fundraiser

2021 End-of-Year HSF SIG Fundraiser

YOU can help expand the practice of behavior analysis in the areas of health, sport, and fitness by supporting our year-end fundraising efforts. There are two ways to support the HSF SIG with a monetary donation: Donate through the Donate page on our website. Donate via our year-end fundraiser on Facebook (open until 11:59 pm on December 31, 2021). Please consider a small gift of […]

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Environmental Manipulations for Improved Sleep

Environmental Manipulations for Improved Sleep

Environmental Manipulations for Improved Sleep When most of us think about our overall health and wellness, two words likely come to mind: diet and exercise. Consuming more whole foods and less proceeded foods is an important aspect of our health, as is engaging in daily physical activity. However, even the healthiest of eaters and most consistent exercisers will likely have deficits in their overall health […]

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The Effects of Goal Difficulty on Exercise Achievement Among Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder

The Effects of Goal Difficulty on Exercise Achievement Among Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Author: Margaret Dannevik Pavone, PhD, BCBA, LBAAffiliation: Lindenwood University School of Education Abstract In this study, four participants with autism spectrum disorder volunteered for a group exercise program in the community. The purpose of the study was to see whether goal difficulty affected performance for participants on four exercise tasks. Each individual was given a different type of goal for each of four tasks. The […]

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Extending Behavior Analysis to Sports: Using Precision Teaching and Fluency Building to Advance Basketball Skills

Extending Behavior Analysis to Sports: Using Precision Teaching and Fluency Building to Advance Basketball Skills

The following is based on research presented at the 45th Annual Association for Behavior Analysis International in Chicago, IL, by Wesley J. Lowery, Natalie Parks, Kirk Kirby, Rick Kubina, and Beverly Kirby, Team ABA LLC Introduction Youth sports are a great way to keep children healthy, active, and to increase the opportunities for socialization with age appropriate peers. Families have shown an increase of interest […]

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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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