relational frame theory

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…


Behavioral Science and Art: The Defusing Effects of EDM

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D & Angela Cathey, M.A. Ignite STEAM Labs & bSci21Media, LLC The effects of our verbal symbolic behavior are pervasive. Our ability, as humans, to relate one thing to another verbal symbolically is key to those…


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…


Rule-Governed Behavior in the Twittersphere

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC In an effort to improve behavior, Twitter has partnered with researchers affiliated with Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center to see how making Twitter’s rules of conduct more visible to users can “promote civil discussion”…


Behavior Analysts: Think outside the box.

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D President, bSci21Media, LLC The founder of our field, B.F. Skinner, had a grand vision – a technology of behavior for the world.  He wasn’t talking about a science of autism, education, environmental sustainability, organizational performance,…


Understanding trauma, dissociation, and voice hearing functionally

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC Angela Cathey, M.A. ENSO Group Therapeutic treatment of trauma is widely considered both stressful and, at times, risky for clients as well as their treatment providers. In fact, many clinical psychology programs tend…


Super Bowl Riots: What turns celebration into destruction?

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D & Angela Cathey, M.A. bSci21Media, LLC Brett DiNovi, M.A., BCBA Brett DiNovi & Associates Following the recent Super Bowl victory of the Philadelphia Eagles over the New England Patriots, celebration turned to destruction in the…


Finding your business compass: Mission statements

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC Angela Cathey, M.A. ENSO Group The importance of a mission statement to your businesses success cannot be overstated.  From an outsider’s perspective, a mission statement might seem superfluous. But, when you are actually…