Thoughts & Rants of a Behavior Scientist

Dr. Paul "Paulie" Gavoni

In the Thoughts & Rants of a Behavior Scientist Show, Dr. Paul “Paulie” Gavoni takes a look at common issues or phenomena in our personal and professional lives, give you his thoughts, sometimes rant about it, and provides you with practical solutions rooted in the science of humanbehavior. Sponsored by the Opioid Awareness Foundation whose mission mission is to unify influencers and exercise their platforms as a means of promoting international awareness of opioid usage and associated issues to bring attention to the dangers and risks of opioid misuse and abuse. If you’d like to join the battle, please go to and donate today. read less

The Organizational Behavior Management of Skinner's Walden Two Community
Sep 17 2022
The Organizational Behavior Management of Skinner's Walden Two Community
In this episode, David Roth and Dr. Nic Weatherly chat about the principles of Skinner's  Walden Two as they relate to Organizational Behavior Management and the following four questions:Build a way of life in which people live together without quarreling, in a social climate of trust rather than suspicion, of love rather than jealousy, cooperation, rather than competition. (If we change the words "way of life" to "organization" and change the word "live" to "work," we get an important message about Skinner's message as it relates to OBM)Maintain that world with gentle but pervasive ethical sanctions rather than police or military force. (change "police or military force" to "aversive control")Reduce compulsive labor to a minimum by arranging the kinds of incentives under which people enjoy working.Regard no practice as immutable. Change and be ready to change again. Accept no eternal verity. Experiment.A couple of articles Dr. Weatherly discussed: couple of Skinner Links discussed by David Roth :BF Skinner Foundation Community pageWalden Two Audiobook read by SkinnerIf you are interested in joining the cause, go to and donate today! Be sure to subscribe to Dr. Paulie's Heart & Science YouTube channel for a variety of contenet related to behavior science and bringing out the best in yourself and others.