5 Behavior Tips When Flying With Kids!

By Leanne Page, M.Ed, BCBA bSci21 Contributing Writer, and your “Behavior BFF” With the holidays coming up, we have two flights planned with our son who is a toddler. He doesn’t ever sit still- how can I survive airports, security…


Predict your next football game with the Generalized Matching Equation!

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org Stilling and Critchfield, in a study published in the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, tested the degree to which the Generalized Matching Equation (GME) predicted the selection of passing vs. rushing plays…


Three Common Myths of ABA

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org Lauren Rabin, President & Founder of the Autism Family Center, recently wrote 3 Common Myths About Applied Behavior Analysis published in the Huffington Post.  In her work, she commonly hears parents’ concerns…


The Game That Will Turn Your Classroom Around

By Zainab Fazal, M.ADS, BCBA bSci21 Contributing Writer Do you want to play a game? If you asked your students this question, my guess is that you would get some enthusiastic yeses! Because who doesn’t want to play a game…


On The Phrase “Having a Behavior”

By Clelia Sigaud, M.S. bSci21 Contributing Writer I have a question for myself and other professionals who use Applied Behavior Analysis in their work. When did it become okay to use the term “behavior” only to refer to unwanted clinical…


Best Practices for Teaching Receptive Language

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org Receptive language skills — the ability to respond to the language of another person — is a crucial component of child development.  Grow and LeBlanc provide a review of the literature…


Radical Behaviorism and Buddhism

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org If you haven’t yet noticed, religion is a recurring topic here at bSci21.  In previous articles, we have explored the behavioral effects of prayer, ascetic practices, forgiveness from an ABA and…


Beyond Free Will & Independence from Social Influence

By Scott Miller of Brohavior Guest Author In an attempt to increase air traffic safety, The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) called for researchers to investigate optimal conditions for safe piloting, but did so without obtaining consent from the constituent public. …


Positive vs. Negative Reinforcement is Useless!

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org The distinction between positive and negative reinforcement is useless!  That was the conclusion published by Baron and Galizio in The Behavior Analyst.  Though Jack Michael was the first to abhor the distinction in…