Redesigning Your Grocery with Applied Behavior Analysis

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org A study by Sigurdsson, Larsen, and Gunnarsson in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis showed that selling healthy foods might be as simple as where you place them in the store. Here’s what they…


Take a Cruise with Behavior Analysts!

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org Michael Sobbell, founding president of Autism on the Seas, built a company that organizes cruises for families whose members have been diagnosed with autism or other developmental disabilities.  The ship’s staff includes Applied…


Transgender People and Behavior Analysis’ Dark Past

By Chelsea Wilhite, M.A., BCBA (chelsea.wilhite@gmail.com) bSci21 Contributing Writer As Caitlyn Jenner makes her debut on the July cover of Vanity Fair, followers are cheering her bravery for showing the world the person she truly is. Many people in the…


Karen Adell Scot: The Full Interview

By Chelsea J. Wilhite (chelsea.wilhite@gmail.com) bSci21 Contributing Writer Karen Adell Scot is a 57 year old woman who lives in a small, rural town in California. In 2013 she began the process of transitioning from her public, male persona to…


NJ Requires This Discriminative Stimulus On Your Vehicle

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org If you are a teenager in Kinnelon, New Jersey, you likely have a special discriminative stimulus on your license plate in the form of a red decal.  The decal lets others know…


How you should vote in 2016 using the science of behavior

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org Well, the 2016 presidential race is well on its way, with two Democratic candidates and eight Republican candidates as confirmed runners, according to the New York Times. The candidates themselves cover…


An A-L-A-R-M for Autism

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org Dr. Marty Nygaard has an article on TheSpectrum.com on an acronym (ALARM) to aid in physicians’ detection of autism.  We summarized the acronym below.  Take a look at it and let…


Law Enforcement by Positive Reinforcement in Ontario

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org 2015 has not been kind to the law enforcement community after events in Ferguson Missouri, and others, have put police departments under public scrutiny like never before.  In an effort to counter…


Three Ways to Find Reinforcers for Your Staff Members’ Performance

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org Byron Wine, Malanie Reis, and Donald Hantula published a study evaluating three different preference assessment procedures to motivate staff. In the first experiment, the team compared the effectiveness of three preference…


Autism, and ABA, in China

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org The Wall Street Journal recently published a story on the state of autism services in China. Analysts estimate several million children with autism likely live in China — a number that…