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Scientists Transplant Memories: Implications for Behavior Analysis

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC Memory is a huge topic for behavior analysts.  A quick search of the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, for instance, reveals 772 articles on the topic.  B.F. Skinner himself conceptualized memory behaviorally…


Behavioral Science and Art: A Manifesto

Angela Cathey, M.A. & Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Ignite STEAM Labs The union of art and behavior analysis helps achieve the following: Expands the scope, complexity, and marketability of behavior analysis. Expands solutions for the world. Provides analytics to…


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,…


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…


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…