A Signal Experience

Thursday, 16 Jan 2020 by Andy Lattal, PhD
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.

Immedium and Procrastinium: A Fable in Waiting

Tuesday, 7 Jan 2020 by Andy Lattal, PhD
Once upon a time, there were twins named Immedium and Procrastinium. As their names might suggest, the two approached tasks very differently.

Goodbye 2019, Hello 2020

Wednesday, 1 Jan 2020 by Kelly Therrien, MS, BCBA
The end of the year can be a busy time of hustle and bustle as you wrap up work and manage the end of year holiday celebrations.

Stay the Course?

Tuesday, 17 Dec 2019 by Andy Lattal, PhD
Persistence is a topic of folk wisdom and behavioral science. Admiral Farragut’s “Damn the torpedoes; full speed ahead!” or sayings like “Never say die” all point to staying the course, even when it’s rough.

What’s Free About the Free Operant?

Tuesday, 10 Dec 2019 by Andy Lattal, PhD
There is another question to be answered before considering the question in the title of this commentary: “What is a free operant, anyway?” It is an expression that sometimes appears in talks and art

Treating Dangerous Behavior

Tuesday, 3 Dec 2019 by Andy Lattal, PhD
Dangerous behavior simply can’t be ignored. The person engaging in it is going to either hurt herself or someone else if it continues. Saying that is easy, knowing what to do about it is a rabbit hole. At what point does the behavior become more than “disruptive” and cross the “dangerous” threshold?

Behavior in Translation

Tuesday, 26 Nov 2019 by Andy Lattal, PhD
Have you ever heard a paper presented at a conference or elsewhere about research with rats or pigeons, and it seems like the findings might be helpful in working with your clients? But then you wonder, is there really a connection between the two?

Psychology Spectrum Disorder (PSD)

Tuesday, 19 Nov 2019 by Andy Lattal, PhD
In a famous article entitled “Are Theories of Learning Necessary,” published in 1950, Skinner examined the broad spectrum, that is, psychology, and presented it to the 

Florida Tech BACB Certification: Which Path Should You Choose?

There are a variety of paths that individuals take to enter the field of behavior analysis.

Pragmatism and Playing Well with Others

Tuesday, 1 Oct 2019 by Andy Lattal, PhD
Many applied behavior analysts find themselves in a different world from that in which they were trained. Most are trained by other behavior analysts in programs or even departments where the principal worldview is that of behavior analysis.

Planning and Leading Effective Meetings

Tuesday, 24 Sep 2019 by Jacqueline Noto
Effectively planning and leading meetings are beneficial for the success of employees and the company alike. Research has shown that productive meetings can have a significant return on investment for a company; however, few have received instruction on how best to plan or lead meetings.

Measuring Thoughts

Tuesday, 17 Sep 2019 by Andy Lattal, PhD
“Neuroscientists Decode Brain Speech Signals into Written Text