psychology

How Pay for Performance Benefits Your Company

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC Brett DiNovi, M.A., BCBA Brett DiNovi & Associates As behavior analysts, our world view is based on the act-in-context. One of the most prevalent contexts that occasion our behavior takes place in organizations. …


A Review of OBM in Human Service Settings

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC Nicole Gravina and others recently published a study in the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management which reviewed Organizational Behavior Management interventions from 1990 to 2016 conducted in Human Service settings. The team reviewed…


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,…


Behavior Analysts Study Brazilian Graffiti Culture

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC In a 2017 article in the journal Behavior and Social Issues, Lucas Couto de Carvalho, Ingunn Sandaker and Gunnar Ree from Oslo and Akershus University College, conducted an ethnographic study of tagging culture from…



How Grief Teaches Us Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

Jacob Martinez, MA, LPC Live long enough and you are guaranteed to know it intimately, that tangled up mix of inner experience we call grief. Grief is an experience that all of us share at one time another, and it…


Behavior Analysts Battle Fake News

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC We live in a world of language, of information, consumed by millions of people through the Internet.  Unfortunately, recent years have seen a misinformation trend in the form of “fake news.” The issue…


Trump, Putin, and Relational Frame Theory

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC The world is abuzz today with news of President Trump’s recent comments during a news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin.  According to CNN, the trouble started when “Trump declined to endorse the…


Rewarding Employee Performance: A Discussion with Dr. Nic Weatherly

Angela Cathey, M.A. & Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC Brett DiNovi, M.A., BCBA Brett DiNovi & Associates For employers in every industry employee performance is a key concern. If your employees are unmotivated, unskilled, or unwilling to provided…