Narrow down the results
A Critical Look at the Concept of Reinforcement
“Reinforcement is a verbal operant. Our challenge is to identify which verbal operant it is at any given time.” Hank Schlinger Jr, PhD, BCBA-D
Arranging Reinforcement Systems in Applied Settings Part 2
“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.”
The Term DRO
Tuesday, 25 Aug 2020 by Andy Lattal, PhD
Bad or Possibly Redeemable Label? A procedure in which each target response postpones a scheduled reinforcer most often is described in both the basic and applied research and practice literature as a dif
Why People Often Make Bad Choices and What to Do about It
Why do people make bad choices? The answer can be found within the schedules of reinforcement that are occurring for that person. Bud Mace provides a refreshing review of all the simple and combined schedules of reinforcement. He further explains different features of combined schedules and how those can be understood through analyzing behavioral results.
Tuesday, 10 Mar 2020 by Andy Lattal, PhD
When behavior is described as complex, it could mean “I don’t understand it” and the reason “I don’t understand it” is because there are many variables that contribute to it, making it difficult to isolate the causes of the behavior.
What is Social Behavior?
Tuesday, 7 Apr 2020 by Andy Lattal, PhD
“What constitutes social behavior?” The general conception is that social interaction involves two organisms in some form of interaction with one another
Out of Thin Air?
Tuesday, 3 Mar 2020 by Andy Lattal, PhD
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.
University Series 004 | Western Michigan University, Part 1
Join Operant Innovations for Part 1 of their interview with Western Michigan University. This week we will be speaking with Dr. Stephanie Peterson about the On-Campus Behavior Analysis Program.
University Series 021 | Elms College
Join Operant Innovations as we talk with Dr. Laura Hanratty about the unique program and practical opportunities at Elms College.
Invasive Behavioral Events: Lessons from Invasive Species
Tuesday, 24 Mar 2020 by Andy Lattal, PhD
Sometimes when invasive species appear, the ecosystem assimilates it without destroying extant species, but at least equally as often, there is a clear winner and a clear loser. The same is true of behavioral systems.
University Series 020 | Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Undergraduate
Join Operant Innovations as we talk with Dr. Tom Byrne about the unique undergraduate research opportunities at MCLA.
Operant Innovations 009 | Issues of Multicultural Diversity in the Ethical Practice of Applied Behavior Analysis | Part 3
Part 3 - Issues of Multicultural Diversity in the Ethical Practice of Applied Behavior Analysis with Dr. Danielle DeLong
Generalists and Specialists
Friday, 3 Apr 2020 by Andy Lattal, PhD
Some children from an early age appear to know the direction they wish to take and set out to make it happen. Others are less focused and may indeed engage in reinforcer sampling. Both groups of children need parental encouragement and support.
University Series 014 | Cal State LA
Join Operant Innovations as we talk with Dr. Hank Schlinger about the undergraduate program at Cal State LA.
University Series 006 | Rollins College
Join Operant Innovations for their interview with Rollins College. This week we will be speaking with Dr. Stephanie Kincaid about Rollins College on the historic campus in Winter Park, FL.