Acceptance and mindfulness at work: applying acceptance and commitment therapy and relational frame theory to organizational behavior management

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Haworth Press, Dec 26, 2006 - Business & Economics - 177 pages
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An innovative and effective approach to organizational behavioral management Despite more than 40 years of empirical and conceptual research, the contribution of behavior analysis to the world of business remains relatively small and organizational behavior management gets little attention in both the academic and professional communities. Acceptance and Mindfulness at Work presents behavioral analysis of human language that's ready to use, with applied extensions proven to have a significant impact in organizational settings. The leading experts in the field examine how these ongoing developments can help broaden the exploration of the psychological issues relevant to organizational behavioral management (OBM) in the workplace.Acceptance and Mindfulness at Work presents conceptual and empirical articles, and reviews of working examples of Relational Frame Theory (RFT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) applied to organizational behavior management. The book examines goal setting, feedback, task descriptions, and workers' ability to learn as examples of how to affect positive change in organizations through increased productivity and improved quality of life in the workplace. The possibilities presented by RTF can lead to advancements in employee safety and training, stress and health management, employee evaluation, managing absenteeism, tardiness, and turnover, and self-management.Acceptance and Mindfulness at Work examines: cognition in OBM industrial/organization (I/O) psychology how interventions using ACT have increased psychological flexibility rule-following feedback task performance feedback programmed schedules of reinforcement goal setting, goal statements, and goal-directed behavior how psychological flexibility and job control can predict learning, job performance, and mental health and much moreAcceptance and Mindfulness at Work is a vital professional resource for organization development practitioners and human resource managers.

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General BusinessFile ASAPInternational 1981
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Psychological Flexibility ACT and Organizational Behavior
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Relational Frame Theory and IndustrialOrganizational Psychology
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Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D., is Foundation Professor of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno and author of Get Out of Your Mind and into Your Life.

FrankW. Bond, BA(Honours), DipPsych, MSc, PhD, CPsychol, is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Goldsmiths College, University of London. His research and practice centre around occupational health psychology and, in particular, how work redesign and cognitive behaviour therapies can independently, and together, help to improve workers’ psychological health, absenteeism levels, and productivity. Dr Bond also maintains a private practice in cognitive behaviour therapy.

Windy Dryden, BSc, DipPsych, MSc, PhD, C Psychol, is Professor of Counselling at Goldsmiths College, University of London. He is the editor or author of over 125 books in the area of counselling and psychotherapy. His primary interests are rational emotive behaviour therapy and disseminating its theory and techniques to the general public, through writing short, accessible, self-help books.

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