Society

Fahrenheit 451?: Book Burning in the Information Age

Harla B. Frank, M.S., BCBA bSci21 Contributing Writer How easy it is for so many of us today to be undoubtedly full of information yet fully deprived of accurate information. —Criss Jami First published in 1953, Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451…


Using the Matching Law in Real Life

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC Brett DiNovi, M.A., BCBA Brett DiNovi & Associates “All life is a whole bunch of…concurrent operant schedules.” The quote above is taken from a talk by Matt Linder, a Board Certified Behavior…


11 Presentation Tips to Capture and Keep Their Attention

Barbara Bucklin, PhD and Manny Rodriguez, M.S. bSci21 Contributing Writers This is the third article in our Presentation Skills series. As we mentioned in the previous articles, this series is intended to help Behavior Analysts increase and grow our public…


How to Save Shelter Dogs with Behavior Analysis

By Emaley McCulloch, M.Ed, BCBA bSci21 Contributing Writer Darius, Lillie and Dexter all had one major thing in common: they were shelter dogs who weren’t being adopted. To be fair, they had many circumstances against them. They were full-sized dogs,…


Eight Presentation Tips to Surprise and Inspire Your Audience

By Barbara Bucklin, PhD and Manny Rodriguez, M.S. bSci21 Contributing Writers This is the second article in our Presentation Skills series intended to help behavior analysts increase their presence in the public eye, which is crucial if we want our…


Combating Plagiarism: Function-based – and Other – Approaches

Harla Frank, M.S., BCBA bSci21 Contributing Writer Borrowed thoughts, like borrowed money, only show the poverty of the borrower. (Marguerite Gardiner, 19th Century, Irish novelist) Research has identified many reasons college students borrow the intellectual property of others.  The primary…



A Behavioral Look at the Rise and Fall of Trust in Our Society

By Adam Ventura, M.S., BCBA bSci21 Contributing Writer Lately I’ve been asking myself: “Why are we so divided as a nation, planet, and species?” “Have things ever been this bad?” “What will become of humans in the future?” To answer…


Are We Realizing the Full Potential of Behavioral Science?

By Shelley McLean, M.Ed, BCBA bSci21 Contributing Writer Sometimes I wonder if it’s just me . . . As I’ve been reflecting recently on the application of behavioral science to everyday life and situations, I’ve found myself wondering if we’re…


Training Rats to Save Lives

By Emily Mandel, M.S., BCBA, LABA bSci21 Contributing Writer An NGO based out of Belgium is responsible for saving thousands of lives around the world. Apopo uses behavior training strategies to teach African Giant-Pouched Rats to perform several vital tasks,…