JEAB: Contingent Shock Increases Response Rate

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org The presentation of shock contingent on a response should decrease responding, right?  Not necessarily. A study by Everly and Perone in the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior demonstrated that response-dependent shock can…


When behavior persists during extinction…

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org Intermittent schedules of reinforcement make behavior more resistant to extinction, right?  Maybe not. According to a study published by MacDonald, Ahearn, Parry-Cruwys, Bancroft, and Dube in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, behavior…


9 Tips to Avoid Paralysis by Analysis

By Manny Rodriguez, M.S. bSci21 Contributing Writer How do you behave when it comes to decision-making? Do you spend a long time thinking over every single decision? Are you sometimes afraid of making the wrong decision? Do you feel a need…


Science vs. Human Behavior: Designing a Sustainable Culture

By Julia Fiebig, PhD, BCBA bSci21 Contributing Writer I’ve never been to Paris in December, but I imagine if there, in spite of the cold, my sight would be captivated by the shorter winter days, and the holiday lights enhancing…


Did she really say that? Or was it my derived relational response?

By Scott Herbst, PhD bSci21 Contributing Writer I’d like to write about reinforcing good social behavior.  It’s something we recommend; I don’t know that we practice it so well.  I was really confronted by this recently when a colleague reached…


You know you are a behavior analyst when…

By Emaley McCulloch, M.Ed., BCBA bSci21 Contributing Writer You know you are a behavior analyst when… you are making a behavior plan in your head for the kid in front of you in the grocery store line. you compare bruises…


An ABA Practitioner’s Guide to Evidence-Based Staff Training

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org Parsons, Rollyson, and Reid provided a six-step guide to providing evidence-based staff trainings for practitioners of Applied Behavior Analysis, published in Behavior Analysis in Practice.  The authors stressed that “evidence-based” implies that…


Behavior Analysis and the Diversity Issue

By Chelsea Wilhite, M.A., BCBA bSci21 Contributing Writer Let’s face it. The field of behavior analysis in America is predominantly composed of people of European decent. In other words, we’re a pretty white field. I have no data to back…



bSci21.org Interviews Manny Rodriguez of ABA Technologies.

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org Manny Rodriguez is a man of many hats — international consultant, OBM Network President, Director of Continuing Education and Product Development, and of course Behavior Analyst, just to name a few….