Society

Skinner’s Cultural Practices Applied to Daylight Savings

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org   It’s daylight savings time again…that time when hundreds of millions of people “spring forward” and move their clocks forward an hour for the summer months.  But do you know the…


ABA and Psychological Warfare (PsyOps)

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org If you live in the UK, a new British Army unit may have the job you have always wanted.  The unit, the 77th Brigade, will utilize Psychological Operations (PsyOps) and cyber-warfare…


Whatever happened to “saving the world” with ABA?

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org Drs. Mark Mattaini and Molli Luke provide a provocative editorial for the newest issue of Behavior and Social Issues, titled “‘Saving the World’ with a Matrix.”  Their goal is to answer…


ISIS and Applied Behavior Analysis

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org ISIS is the best financed group ever. That is the opinion of Matthew Levitt, director of the Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy….


Predictive Policing: Mapping Future Crime with PredPol

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org According to Forbes, police departments across America are paying up to $150,000 a year to PredPol, a predictive policing firm, to use its mapping technology to predict future crimes.  The technology…


The 11 American Nations of Macrobehavior

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org The Washington Post published an intriguing article on the “11 American nations.”  These refer to regions of North America “where dominant cultures explain our voting behaviors and attitudes toward everything from social issues…


Fighting Cancer with Positive Reinforcement

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org The New York Times recently reported on a program at the Penn Vet Working Dog Center that teaches dogs to sniff out cancer using positive reinforcement.  A typical session finds a…



A Behavior-Based Sustainability Project at Lake Tahoe

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org Continuing in the trend of our recent sustainability-related article “Applied Behavior Analysis Reduces Electricity Use in Northern Ireland,” we report here on another sustainability project from the journal Behavior and Social…


Applied Behavior Analysis and Counterterrorism

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org   If one had to describe global events of the 21stcentury in one word, it would likely be this — terrorism.  Terrorism may be thought of as an interplay between two…