Friday, 27 March 2020
For individuals seeking a career in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), there are many options for coursework, both on-campus and online. Because certification from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board® (BACB®) is the most recognized and popular credential for professional behavior analysts, many students seek to meet the BACB coursework and supervised experience requirements and to pass the certification exam (hopefully the first time!).
Tuesday, 24 March 2020
Being vigilant and attuned to the threats of invasive species and invasive behavioral events may be the best thing that can be done. Keeping them out is important, but when they appear, managing them early seems critical.
Tuesday, 10 March 2020
“Complex” has two uses in psychology. One is to describe something with a lot of “moving parts.” The other use of complex is “I don’t understand it.”
Tuesday, 03 March 2020
In speaking of the origins of operant behavior, Skinner famously observed that “[o]perant conditioning shapes behavior as a sculptor shapes a lump of clay.
Wednesday, 26 February 2020
The origins of cumulative frequency plots, as they were known, date back to at least a couple of centuries ago, and now appear frequently in popular media.
Tuesday, 18 February 2020
Whether you are a recent college graduate, starting your career, or an established profession, having a personal brand helps as you calibrate your choices.
Tuesday, 11 February 2020
Someone recently sent me a rather gloomy article titled, “Your Professional Decline is Coming Much Sooner Thank You Think.” The author, Arthur Brooks, says that everyone over the age of 50 is washed up in their current careers, and should quit and do something else!
Tuesday, 04 February 2020
Rules are derived to guide behavior under certain conditions. Rule-governed behavior occupies a prominent place in behavior-analytic theory.
Thursday, 23 January 2020
Psychologically speaking, an agent is an entity responsible for a course of action. Some psychological agents with which many of us are familiar are “personality,” “conscience,” “self,” and “stress.”
Thursday, 16 January 2020
I recently found myself caught up in a great discussion with two colleagues, both of whom I highly respect, concerning a particular term that we see in many places in our science. The discussion centered around whether or not it is good Behavior-ese to describe a discriminative stimulus as signaling the availability of reinforcement.
Tuesday, 07 January 2020
Once upon a time, there were twins named Immedium and Procrastinium. As their names might suggest, the two approached tasks very differently.
Wednesday, 01 January 2020
Consider setting goals for yourself at work and in your personal life. After all, having a target keeps us engaged and moving toward bigger things.