Improving Workplace Performance & Conditions


This research stream explores some uses of behavior analysis toimprove individual work performance (a/k/a Organizational Behavior Management or OBM) and to make organizations safer, healthier and more humane.

Performance Improvement

MacArthur, K., Crowell, C. R., & Hantula, D. A. (2011). Improving organizational performance using OBM and I/O methodologies: A synergistic approach. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 31, 316-332.

Hantula, D. A. (2011). What Performance Management Needs is a Good Theory: A Behavioral Perspective. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 4, 194-197.

Milligan, J., & Hantula, D. A. (2005). A prompting procedure for increasing sales in a small pet store. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 25(3) , 37-44.

Hantula, D. A. (2001). Schedules of reinforcement and organizational performance: Application, analysis, and synthesis. In: C. M. Johnson, W. K. Redmon & T. C. Mawhinney (Eds.), Handbook of Organizational Performance, (pp. 139-168), NY: Haworth Press.

Nicol, N., & Hantula, D. A. (2001). Decreasing delivery drivers’ departure times. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 21(4), 105-116.

Hantula, D. A., Stillman, F. A., & Waranch, H. R. (1991). A comparison of strategies for increasing smoking survey return in low-SES employees. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 11(2), 47-59.

Anderson, D. C., Crowell, C. R., Hantula, D. A., & Siroky, L. M. (1988). Task clarification and individual performance posting for improving cleaning in a student-managed university bar. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 9(2), 73-90.

Applications in Human Services & Drug Treatment

Wine, B., Gilroy, S., & Hantula, D. A. (2012). Temporal (In)stability of employee preference for rewards. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 32, 58-64 .

Passage, M., Tincani, M., & Hantula, D. A. (2012). Teaching Self-Control with Qualitatively Distinct Reinforcers. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 45, 853-857.

Catagnus, R. M. & Hantula, D. A. (2011). The Virtual Individual Education Plan (IEP) Team: Using Online Collaboration to Develop A Behavior Intervention Plan. International Journal of e-collaboration, 7, 30-46.

Forman, R, Crits-Christoph, P, Kaynak, O., Worley, M., Hantula, D., Kulaga, A., Rotrosen, J., Chu, M., Gallop, R., Potter, J., Muchowski, P., Brower, K., Strobbe, S., Magruder, K., Chellis, A., Clodfelter, T., & Cawley, M. (2007). A Feasibility Study of a Web Based Performance Improvement System for Substance Abuse Treatment Providers. Journal of Substance Abuse & Treatment, 33, 363-371.

Forman, R., Krejci, J., Selzer, J., Hantula, D., Sharp-Potter, J., Arfken, C., & Scruton, T. (2003). Patient Feedback Manual (Version 1.0). Clinical Trials Network, National Institute of Drug Abuse. [ Full text ]

Improving Occupational Health, Safety & Workplace Conditions

Hantula, D. A., Rajala, A. K., Brecher, E. G., & DeNicolis-Bragger, J. L. (2002). The value of safety: A time-based utility model. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 21(2), 79-98.

Hantula, D. A., DeNicolis Bragger, J., & Rajala, A. (2001). Slips and falls in stores and malls: Implications for community-based prevention. Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community, 22, 67-80.

Hantula, D. A. (1999). Behavioral safety and safety culture: From contingencies to metacontingencies In: American Society for Safety Engineers Best Practices in Safety Management, 190-206.

Hantula, D. A. & Reilly, N. A. (1996). Reasonable accommodation for employees with mental disabilities: A mandate for effective supervision? Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 14(1), 107-120.

Krispin, J. & Hantula, D. A. (1996). A meta-analysis of behavioral safety interventions in organizations. Proceedings of the 1996 Annual Meeting of the Eastern Academy of Management, 93-97.

Stillman, F. A., Hantula, D. A., & Swank, R. (1994). The effects of a smoke-free policy on the behavior and attitudes of physicians and nurses: A cohort study. American Journal of Health Promotion, 9(2), 108-114.

Waranch, H. R., Wohlgemuth, B., Hantula, D. A., Stillman, F. A., & Gorayeb, R. (1993). The effects of a smoking ban on employee smoking behaviour and participation in different types of smoking cessation programmes. Tobacco Control, 2, 120-126.

Hantula, D. A., Stillman, F. A., & Waranch, H. R. (1992). Can a mass-media campaign modify smoking in a large organization? Behavioral evaluation of the Great American Smokeout in an urban hospital. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 13, 33-47.

Stillman, F. A., Becker, D., Swank, R., Hantula, D. A., Hayes, M., Lowry, D., Moses, H., & Waranch, H. R. (1990). Ending smoking at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions: An evaluation of smoking prevalence and indoor air pollution. Journal of the American Medical Association, 264, 1565 1569.