Society

Climate Change Skeptics More Environmentaly Friendly

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC New research from the Journal of Environmental Psychology suggests that climate change skeptics are more likely to engage in individual-level, pro-environmental, behavior than are climate change supporters.  By contrast, the latter are more likely…


Disseminating Behavior Analysis to Help People

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D & Zachary H. Morford, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21 Media, LLC Brett DiNovi, M.A., BCBA Brett DiNovi & Associates Behavior analysts have worked in areas outside of autism for decades, but the field of autism still reigns…


The “A-B-Cs” of Homelessness

Harla B. Frank, M.S., BCBA bSci21 Contributing Writer We have come dangerously close to accepting the homeless situation as a problem that we just can’t solve.    — Linda Lingle We’ve all seen them – the homeless, standing in an intersection,…


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,…


Take a selfie for autism!

Take a selfie. This time, for autism! Create with DrOmnibus a collage from 1,000,000 selfies Let’s demystify autism together! Join our social project for the World Autism Awareness Month. Send us a photo to show how you support persons with…


How to Stand Out as a Behavior Analyst in an Growing Discipline

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D & Zachary H. Morford, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21 Media, LLC Brett DiNovi, M.A., BCBA Brett DiNovi & Associates   The field of behavior analysis has been growing tremendously over the past 5 years. According to the…


How to break free from the stereotypes of autism?

Amber Tanski DrOmnibus Even though societal awareness about autism is growing, both parents and professionals such as speech therapists, psychologists, or even physicians, still show certain stereotypes toward persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). On the one hand, autism is…


Applied Behavior Analysis: Laboring in Obscurity

Harla B. Frank, M.S., BCBA bSci21 Contributing Writer You can have a great product, but if communication fails, it’s like watching a stand-up comedian do a gig in a completely different language.   —  Steve Jobs Ladies and gentlemen, we’ve been doing…


A behavior analyst’s take on dishonesty.

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC Brett DiNovi, M.A., BCBA Brett DiNovi & Associates As behavior analysts, we can work to increase and decrease the rate of any behavior. Despite this, some troubling behaviors have tended to go unaddressed…