Don Whaley invented the “self-flipper.” Dick Malott described this as a large rubber band worn loosely on the wrist to flick yourself every time you do some behavior you’re trying to change. Whaley also invented a variable-time beeper to increase self-awareness. Randomly, the beeper would beep. If the wearer then immediately wrote down whatever they… Read more »
Behavioral psychologists sometimes did odd things but contributed mightily to our understanding of how people learn and what factors influence behavior. Here are three ideas for easing workplace tensions.