behaviorism

Boosting Fuel Economy with Behavior Analysis

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC Brian Jadro of Simmons College published a preliminary study in Behavior and Social Issues which evaluated the effects of feedback and goal setting in an effort to increase drivers’ fuel economy. Real-time feedback on…


How to Give Feedback

Angela Cathey, MA  & Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC Brett DiNovi, M.A., BCBA Brett DiNovi & Associates Providing feedback effectively is difficult for most new leaders. Most leaders are promoted due to their exceptional skill in some area,…


What is Applied Behavior Analysis?

Angela Cathey, MA & Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC Brett DiNovi, M.A., BCBA Brett DiNovi & Associates Many people misunderstand Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). “ABA” is often confused with Autism treatment or misunderstood as a bag of techniques…


ABA in my world: Or is my world ABA?

By Christopher Bloh, Ph.D., BCBA-D Guest Writer I don’t think that I’m unique as a behavior analyst to say that I understand my world through Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).  What my friends may say is ‘fun,’ I note as reinforcing (provided…


Understanding Behavior Functionally

Angela Cathey, M.A. & Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC Brett DiNovi, M.A., BCBA Brett DiNovi & Associates A functional approach to understanding behavior is often difficult for non-behavior analysts to grasp. Tracking functional relationships requires that the observer…


A More Inclusive View of What Drives Behavior

Angela Cathey, M.A. & Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC Brett DiNovi, M.A., BCBA Brett DiNovi & Associates Many behavior analysts begin with a rather constrained view of what drives behavior as a result of educational contingencies. It is…



Common Misconceptions about Behavior Analysis

Angela Cathey, MA & Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC Brett DiNovi, M.A., BCBA Brett DiNovi & Associates Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) has an image problem. A science built on behavioral principles is difficult for outsiders to recognize and…


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…