JEAB: How we think about time affects impulsivity.

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org A recent study by William DeHart and Amy Odum in the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior found that our tendency to act impulsively — to make choices in the moment for…


Virtual Autism Treatment

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org Megan Reuther, of WHOtv.com, recently reported on an autism treatment program that provides Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services through the Internet to rural communities. An Iowa-based program, known as Virtual Parent…


ABA Can’t Survive the 21st Century Without Mobile Technology

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org A recurring theme on bSci21 is the increasing role of technology in measuring and predicting our behavior, such as incorporating the Internet into behavior plans, and the near-future evolution of smart…


How To Avoid Having Entitled Kids

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org Parenting is simultaneously one of the most difficult and most rewarding things one will ever do in their lives.  Every parent wants the best for their child, but can “wanting the…


Are Functional Analyses in Schools Effective?

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org Public schools are one of the most common places of employment for behavior analysts.  However, conducting behavioral assessments in such environments can sometimes be challenging, let alone a functional analysis in…


Smart Cities Will Know You Better Than You Know Yourself

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org You have heard of smart phones, and the countless apps that account for said smartness.  But zoom out a bit and just look at the technological evolution of society since the 1990s…


The early detection of autism — through a sniff test.

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org The Autism Daily Newscast recently summarized research findings coming out of Israel, which suggest that the early detection of autism can be facilitated via sniff test. You see, when most people smell,…


Forbes: B.F. Skinner Can Save Education

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org Phil DeMuth wrote an article for Forbes called “How B.F. Skinner Will Save Online Education.”  Online education, according to Phil, was supposed to be the answer to what he sees as…



The Language of Leaders

By Scott Herbst, PhD  bSci21 Contributing Writer One of the recurring themes of the articles I tend to write for this site is that we live in a world constructed in language.  It shapes our view of reality and then…