behaviorism

Using Analytics Data from Social Media to Shape Behavior

Angela Cathey, M.A. & Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC Brett DiNovi, M.A., BCBA Brett DiNovi & Associates As the depth of behavior analytic knowledge has increased over the decades it has become increasingly difficult to stay aware of…


Scientists Transplant Memories: Implications for Behavior Analysis

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC Memory is a huge topic for behavior analysts.  A quick search of the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, for instance, reveals 772 articles on the topic.  B.F. Skinner himself conceptualized memory behaviorally…


Behavioral Science and Art: A Manifesto

Angela Cathey, M.A. & Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Ignite STEAM Labs The union of art and behavior analysis helps achieve the following: Expands the scope, complexity, and marketability of behavior analysis. Expands solutions for the world. Provides analytics to…


Challenging Dick Malott’s Jewish Mother

Scott Herbst, Ph.D. & Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC Brett DiNovi Brett DiNovi & Associates Everywhere I go, people are always like, “Man, what controversy is Brett DiNovi stirring up today?” In this week’s controversy, Brett takes on…


Dr. Ward: Two important lessons for ABA entrepreneurs.

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D President, bSci21Media, LLC The annual Association for Behavior Analysis International Conference concluded at the end of May, and one thing is clear – behavior analysts are hungry for information on how to become innovative…


In ABA, First Impressions Matter

By Harla B. Frank, M.S., BCBA bSci21 Contributing Writer Two things remain irretrievable, time and a first impression.  Cynthia Ozick Why is it so difficult to get society “on board” regarding the value of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)?  The answer…


Building the Best Therapy Team

By Melissa Druskis, M.S., BCBA Guest Author About a year ago, I was attending an ABA conference and I overheard the conversation of two BCBAs in front of me while we were packed together waiting to enter a presentation. They were…


Plagiarism: A Behavioral Perspective

By Harla B. Frank, M.S., BCBA bSci21 Contributing Writer And, after all, what is originality?  It is merely undetected plagiarism . . . . Herbert Paul Herbert Paul may have made the point that there is “nothing new under the…


Six Funny Videos that Illustrate Behavioral Principles

By Emily Mandel, M.S., BCBA, LABA bSci21 Contributing Writer The following are six excellent videos that demonstrate various behavioral principles, from reinforcement to counterconditioning. So the next time you are teaching a class or giving a training, keep these in mind…