A functional view of ACT and ACT related behaviors.

Angela Cathey, M.A. & Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC Brett DiNovi, M.A., BCBA Brett DiNovi & Associates Acceptance and Commitment Therapy or “ACT” is a behavioral therapy. ACT teaches people to notice the functions of their behavior and…


Trump, Putin, and Relational Frame Theory

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC The world is abuzz today with news of President Trump’s recent comments during a news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin.  According to CNN, the trouble started when “Trump declined to endorse the…


When brothers don’t get along.

Leanne Page, M.Ed., BCBA bSci21 Contributing Writer “Dear Behavior BFF: When my nine year old gets upset with his 4 year old brother, he says “I don’t like you.” The younger brother now often says that his brother doesn’t like…


Crowd Behavior Analysis from the Sky Aims to Prevent Tragedy

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC Computer scientists at Middlebury College are working on a way to improve public safety at large public events through computer vision algorithms that detect anomalies in crowd behavior from a drone.  The work…


Disseminating Your Company’s Culture through Social Media

Angela Cathey, MA & Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC Brett DiNovi, M.A., BCBA Brett DiNovi & Associates Social media is an ever-present part of most of our lives. The availability of social media and social media related technologies…


Jazz in Deep Ellum, Texas

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC; Ignite STEAM Labs If direct acting contingencies had a sound, it would sound like improvisational jazz. No words, just reacting to the present moment. No thinking, only feeling. No destination, only being. No…


Rewarding Employee Performance: A Discussion with Dr. Nic Weatherly

Angela Cathey, M.A. & Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC Brett DiNovi, M.A., BCBA Brett DiNovi & Associates For employers in every industry employee performance is a key concern. If your employees are unmotivated, unskilled, or unwilling to provided…


The role of behavioral science in the Thai cave rescue.

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC By now you have probably heard about the Wild Boar soccer team trapped in an underground cave in Thailand since going missing June 23rd.  CNN reported that the team, along with their coach…


The difference between great and poor behavior analysts.

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC Brett DiNovi, M.A., BCBA Brett DiNovi & Associates In a recent video by Brett DiNovi & Associates, Matt Linder spoke about the differences between good and poor behavior analysts. As you begin to…


Token Economy Systems – Simple yet Effective.

Both at work and outside it, we often encounter situations or, rather, certain behaviors, that we would like to develop, whether they concern our children, employees or students. These behaviors may be related to instructional control, self-care or social interactions….