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Much like the bar exam covers the content a law student needs to know before entering the field of law, the BACB® Task List has long served as the guide to the knowledge and skills on which a student of behavior analysis will be tested before entering the field as a certified behavior analyst.
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“A lot of people get queasy when thinking about this; we’re considering an individual with an established set of preferences and related utility for reinforcers associated with those preferences, and then we want to start manipulating those preferences. Well, some people think that’s not a good idea—preferences are what preferences are.”
Translational research typically is understood as the line of research that tries to take findings from basic research and then translates its applications in the applied field of behavior analysis. However, translational research can also take socially significant interests from the applied field and instigate research in the basic field. Translational research helped show that findings from non-human animal research could generalize to humans as well as create behavioral technology.