A Novel Way to Spread Behavior Analysis

by Brohavior bSci21.org contributing group Science is an endeavor aimed at increasing our contact with events in the natural world in a way that allows us to more effectively interact with those events (Skinner, 1953; Kantor, 1953).  However, the information…


Quit Smoking with Applied Behavior Analysis!

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D President, bSci21Media, LLC The newest issue of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis reported on a study by Romanowich and Lamb (2015) on smoking cessation.  The researchers investigated fixed vs escalating reinforcement schedules on…


Skinner’s Cultural Practices Applied to Daylight Savings

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org   It’s daylight savings time again…that time when hundreds of millions of people “spring forward” and move their clocks forward an hour for the summer months.  But do you know the…


Taking Responsibility for What We Don’t Know as Behavior Analysts

By Scott Herbst, PhD bSci21.org Contributing Writer I recently finished reading Sex, Ecology, Spirituality: The Spirit of Evolution, by Ken Wilber (1995). In it, Wilber attempts to put together a theory of… well… I think, everything. And by everything, I…


Want sweet dance moves? Use ABA!

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org Fresh off the press at the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis is a new study by Quinn, Miltenberger, and Fogel (2015) reporting on the use of a TAGteach system to improve…


ABA and Psychological Warfare (PsyOps)

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org If you live in the UK, a new British Army unit may have the job you have always wanted.  The unit, the 77th Brigade, will utilize Psychological Operations (PsyOps) and cyber-warfare…


Whatever happened to “saving the world” with ABA?

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org Drs. Mark Mattaini and Molli Luke provide a provocative editorial for the newest issue of Behavior and Social Issues, titled “‘Saving the World’ with a Matrix.”  Their goal is to answer…


ABA and Martial Arts

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org UFC fans have much to rejoice in Ronda Rousey’s defeat of Cat Zingano by arm bar in a mere 14 seconds last Saturday.  Many now refer to Rousey as the Mike…


Say This on a First Date…It’s Science

By Todd A. Ward, PhD Founding Editor, bSci21.org Time.com recently discussed five scientifically-supported ways to increase the likelihood of a successful first date — measured in terms of followup dates, self-report of connection felt during the date, and, yes, the…


ISIS and Applied Behavior Analysis

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org ISIS is the best financed group ever. That is the opinion of Matthew Levitt, director of the Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy….