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The distinction between public and private is by no means the same as that between physical and mental. B.F. Skinner
Released in 2009, in a historically significant interview with Dr. Jack Michael, conducted by Tate McGhee, Dr. Michael recounts his time before behavior analysis as both a student and a soldier, then explains the chance events that moved him into the field of behavior analysis.
“Sometimes the phenomena of interest are not presently observed, and this is especially true with human behavior. Many people are interested in love, feelings, thinking, perceiving, and remembering, and those are things which are not presently observed. So, the problem that faces us is how do we deal with these phenomena that aren’t presently observed?
Join Operant Innovations as we talk to Dr. Jamie Pratt about the multiple program opportunities at the University of Southern Maine and how they are constantly striving to mix the field of educational psychology and behavior analysis.
Emotions are as much a part of the analysis of behavior as observed behavior. T.V. Joe Layng, PhD
In the same way that clinicians continually evaluate the outcomes of clinical services, supervisors must engage in active, ongoing evaluation of the effects of their supervisory practices to determine what is going well and what needs to be improved.
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COVID-19 has put behavior analysts in a difficult position. How can we ensure our clients continue to receive services without risking their health? 17-Page Free eBook Resource Guide.
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One of the most essential skills children are taught regarding their verbal behavior is communicating their emotions. It may seem that when we first teach an emotion and ways to express it, the client may simply go through the motions. We must take advantage of the contingencies that occur naturally as well as the know-how to create opportunities to teach emotions.
Verbal behavior is a topic that is most associated with a clinical setting. One of the main targets for clinicians, particularly for early intervention, is teaching mands (likely related to snacks or iPads), tacts, and intraverbals. However, the concepts of verbal behavior are present in everyday interactions and impact how we communicate with others.
Today we are joined by Dr. Eric Bieniek from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. This practitioner-focused program has both an online Master's Degree and a certificate program. If you are looking for a flexible online program, SRU may be for you! This program is focused on making each of the above options available to all of their students and understand that real-life happens and sometimes it is not fully in their students' control. SRU's goal is to meet people where they are, assistant them to get where they want, and train highly qualified applied practitioners.
“When I was in university, I asked my professor, ‘How do I teach language skills to kids?” and my professor gave me Skinner’s Verbal Behavior book. So, the answer is not exactly in the book, but it is ultimately in the book”
Copies of the world made within the skin either by the brain or mind are unnecessary, and a search for them will not lead to an account for conscious content. T. V. Joe Lang, PhD
“Consciousness is nothing more than a word evoked by many different behaviors under different circumstances. We should not allow ourselves to debate “what is consciousness” or “what is the nature of consciousness” because there is no resolution to such a debate.” Hank Schlinger Jr, PhD, BCBA-D