Commit and Act: Bringing Functional Assessment to Prosocial 2
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The essential feature of Evolutionary Science is the process of variation, selection and retention in specified contexts. The Prosocial approach to organizations seeks to create evolutionary change at both individual and group levels by integrating Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT) with the Core Design Principles (CDP’s) of Successful Organizations for which Dr. Elinor Ostrom won the 2009 Nobel Prize in Economics. ACT provides behavior analytic skill training towards increasing psychological flexibility, that is, our ability to remain oriented to pursuing a valued life course even when we are facing adverse contingencies. The CDP’s provide guidance in helping organizations function with clarity of purpose, fairness, and contextual sensitivity. Both ACT and the CDP’s serve to increase behavioral options that can be selected by the individual’s values or the organization’s purpose and then retained by the effects of positively reinforcing accomplishments.