relational frame theory

Rule-Governed Behavior in the Twittersphere

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC In an effort to improve behavior, Twitter has partnered with researchers affiliated with Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center to see how making Twitter’s rules of conduct more visible to users can “promote civil discussion”…


Behavior Analysts: Think outside the box.

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D President, bSci21Media, LLC The founder of our field, B.F. Skinner, had a grand vision – a technology of behavior for the world.  He wasn’t talking about a science of autism, education, environmental sustainability, organizational performance,…


Understanding trauma, dissociation, and voice hearing functionally

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC Angela Cathey, M.A. ENSO Group Therapeutic treatment of trauma is widely considered both stressful and, at times, risky for clients as well as their treatment providers. In fact, many clinical psychology programs tend…


Super Bowl Riots: What turns celebration into destruction?

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D & Angela Cathey, M.A. bSci21Media, LLC Brett DiNovi, M.A., BCBA Brett DiNovi & Associates Following the recent Super Bowl victory of the Philadelphia Eagles over the New England Patriots, celebration turned to destruction in the…


Finding your business compass: Mission statements

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC Angela Cathey, M.A. ENSO Group The importance of a mission statement to your businesses success cannot be overstated.  From an outsider’s perspective, a mission statement might seem superfluous. But, when you are actually…





Opportunities in OBM: Addressing conflict, creativity, and motivation with RFT

By Angela J. Cathey, M.A. Guest Author Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) is booming and poised to grow exponentially. There are several fairly recent advancements in the behavior analysis of symbolic thought (RFT; Hayes, Barnes-Holmes, Roche, 2001) and technology (e.g., Natural Language…


“I” is just a bit of verbal behavior.

By Scott Herbst, PhD bSci21 Contributing Writer …and what’s funny is that I am writing an article about rule governed behavior and psychological flexibility, will eventually challenge you to break some of your rules, and I just spent about a…