Engaging in a Time of Non-Engagement

Tuesday, 16 Jun 2020 by Janis Allen
A few days into the “home-isolation” policy during the Coronavirus outbreak of 2020, David, one of my colleagues at the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas made a smart suggestion:

From Boo-Hiss to Bravo: Behavior-Based Scorecards People Will Use and Like

Tuesday, 9 Jun 2020 by Janis Allen
Measurement of performance and performance appraisals strike fear in the hearts of employees and supervisors alike.

Civil Unrest: Putting Us in Touch with Our Humanity

Monday, 8 Jun 2020 by Aaron Bevacqua, MS, BCBA
As behavior analysts, we are specifically trained to find functional alternatives to ongoing issues. We are frequently called on when a child or an adult becomes overly aggressive, either towards themselves or others.

COVID-19 Survival Guide for Caregivers

Friday, 22 May 2020 by Evelyn Kendall, MA
It’s COVID-19, and everyone is talking about new shows to binge-watch or new hobbies to start. How nice.

Dissing Ability

Tuesday, 12 May 2020 by Andy Lattal, PhD
Suddenly, an observable response pattern—reading—is turned into an internal state.

Catch-Up Contingencies

Friday, 8 May 2020 by Andy Lattal, PhD
Ever heard the expression “closing the barn door after the cows are out?”  It basically means coming up with a solution that is too little, too late, to work.

Celebrating Positive Deviance at Work: What COVID-19 can Teach Us

Friday, 1 May 2020 by Darnell Lattal, PhD
The Future just got a Restart on the Meaning of Unpredictable In the Spring of 2020, the world is engaged in very large behavioral changes that we hope will lead to positive outcomes.

When Punishment is a Reinforcer

Wednesday, 29 Apr 2020 by Andy Lattal, PhD
Punishment, by definition, reduces, weakens, or eliminates (depending on one’s theoretical bias) the responses on which it depends. But punishment also reinforces other behavior, notably that of the one administering the punishment.

What is Social Behavior?

Tuesday, 7 Apr 2020 by Andy Lattal, PhD
In an old experiment, Boren (1966) placed two Rhesus monkeys in separate operant chambers so that the two animal