psychology

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…


Behavioral Science and Art: Don’t Overthink Writing

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC & Ignite STEAM Labs Writing, painting, sculpting, music production…the creative process is the same. Such modes of expression can be thought of as a myriad of creative or artistic topographies.  In the creative…


Positive Reinforcement Strategies for Bedtime

Leanne Page, M.Ed, BCBA bSci21 Contributing Writer “Dear Behavior BFF, bedtime is the absolute worst time of day. I dread putting my kids to bed because they draw everything out with so much drama! They argue, complain, cry, you name…


Telehealth: ABA’s New Frontier

Harla B. Frank, M.S., BCBA bSci21 Contributing Writer That’s going to be the story for the next year or so: [digital health] moving from a curiosity, to a research tool, to an actual mainstream, accepted clinical tool. I think it’s…



Prompt Fading for Parents

By Leanne Page, M.Ed, BCBA bSci21 Contributing Writer “Dear Behavior BFF, I am not a parent myself but am writing you about my nephew. My sister and brother in law are constantly telling him what to say. “Tell her thank…



Motivating Operation: Culprit or Unsung Hero?

Harla B. Frank, M.S., BCBA bSci21 Contributing Writer After a time, you may find that ‘having’ is not so pleasing a thing, after all, as ‘wanting.’  It is not logical, but it is often true.  (Spock, Amok Time, Star Trek:…


When “First, Then” isn’t working.

By Leanne Page, M.Ed., BCBA bSci21 Contributing Writer “I’m still waiting for the First, Then strategy to work. Every day I say “First car seat, then book. But getting my son into the car seat is still so hard. So…


Combating Plagiarism: Function-based – and Other – Approaches

Harla Frank, M.S., BCBA bSci21 Contributing Writer Borrowed thoughts, like borrowed money, only show the poverty of the borrower. (Marguerite Gardiner, 19th Century, Irish novelist) Research has identified many reasons college students borrow the intellectual property of others.  The primary…