How To Set Up Your Environment For Your Success | Dr. Emily Sandoz

How To Set Up Your Environment For Your Success | Dr. Emily Sandoz

In today’s episode, we cover contextual behaviorism with Dr. Emily Sandoz. Emily is a professor of social sciences in the psychology department at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, the director of the Louisiana Contextual Science Research Group, as well as the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Contextual Behavioral Sciences, and has co-authored three books on acceptance and commitment therapy.

Changing or eliminating problematic behavior is not as simple as flipping a switch, but what role does your environment play, how can you identify contextual problems in your daily life that are affecting your behavior, and what is the best way to learn new behaviors?

What to Listen For

  • Introduction – 0:00
  • What is contextual behaviorism and how does the environment influence your ability to change your behavior?
  • Using  – 11:50 
  • How can you use contextual behaviorism to change your problematic behavior?
  • What does it mean to have access to certain behaviors and how do you what behaviors you do have access to?
  • Learning new behaviors – 23:07
  • What is the best way to learn new behaviors?
  • How can you use contextualism to manage your perfectionism?
  • Give better advice with context in mind – 33:00
  • How can you set up your environment to be more conducive to the life you want?
  • How do you shift from a goal-driven mindset to a value-driven mindset and what’s the difference?

Context matters. That couldn’t be more true than with our behavioral development. Our behaviors impact the world around us and the world around us impacts our behaviors. So if you’re struggling to change your behaviors, one of the best places to look for a solution is your environment. What is it about your environment that is making it more difficult for you to change? 

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