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Publication Date: 2005-Jul
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On Making Mountains Out of Molehills: Confessions of a Behavioral Scientist with Mentalistic Vulnerability
Geller, E. Scott
Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, v24 n1-2 p169-178 Jul 2005
Seven thoughtful and provocative commentaries were activated by one or both of two articles I authored or coauthored. One article (Geller, 2002) presented a case for broadening the content of organizational behavior management (OBM), while the other (Wiegand & Geller, 2004) discussed linkages between positive reinforcement, positive psychology, and achievement motivation. This rejoinder explains apparent misperceptions of the earlier papers, and adds to the case for expanding the language and scope of OBM, including a consideration of hypothetical constructs influenced reciprocally by environmental conditions and contingencies. A rationale for success seeking over failure avoiding is given with reference to Skinner's theorizing about freedom and dignity.
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