By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D
Founding Editor, bSci21.org
Some of you are old enough to remember a time before the Internet, and certainly a time before mobile devices became popular. These two events are roughly comparable to the major innovations in communications technology of the 20th century, viz., radio and television.
Internet first came to our house, in the form of a dial-up modem, sometime around 1993-1994. Let me tell you, the Internet looked much different then, and there were many companies around then that you never hear of today — like Tandy computers and Prodigy web service.
Thus, a guiding question for behavior analysts of the future is how to develop interventions to cut back the overgeneralized response class to more socially-appropriate areas.
Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D is President of bSci21 Media, LLC, which owns bSci21.org and BAQuarterly.com. Todd serves as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management and as an editorial board member for Behavior and Social Issues. He has worked as a behavior analyst in day centers, residential providers, homes, and schools, and served as the director of Behavior Analysis Online at the University of North Texas. Todd’s areas of expertise include writing, entrepreneurship, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Instructional Design, Organizational Behavior Management, and ABA therapy. Todd can be reached at email@example.com.