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Apr 21, 2022

Skinner's prolific writing focused on important theoretical and philosophical content later in his career. In his article "What's wrong with life in the Western world?" Skinner describes five practices that have corrupted contingencies of reinforcement that came about through evolution. The pleasing effects are seen in...


Mar 16, 2022

As behavior analysts most of our discourse surrounds helping others through the lens of applied behavior analysis. But what happens when we turn the light on ourselves and look at how we unwind and enjoy hobbies? In the present episode we are joined by Dr. Justin Page who hosts The Reinforcer Podcast where he talks...


Jan 21, 2022

A popular introductory psychology textbooks defines psychology as “the systematic study of behavior and experience. The word experience lets us discuss your perceptions without implying that a mind exists independently of your body.” Psychology came before behavior analysis but both seek to understand human behavior...


Dec 16, 2021

 

Skepticism is an attitude of science that includes doubt and questioning behavior towards knowledge claims that lack evidence or have questionable facts. Having a skeptical repertoire guards against superstitious beliefs and a faulty understanding of the world. Parents, and even practitioners, are hurt by...


Nov 8, 2021

Technology is changing the world at a breathtaking pace. From wearable tech such as smartwatches, health tracking rings and bands, and smart glasses, ABA has incredible opportunities to advance behavior analysis prescriptively and reactively. Other avenues of tech that can meaningfully impact applied behavior analysis...