Tuesday, 30 June 2020
Blogger: Andy Lattal, Ph.D. Every behavior analyst (hopefully) has learned that ours is a science of behavior. We do not learn that ours is a science of the individual or a science of the person. Why is that? Are we not, however, concerned with people, you may ask? Are we not concerned with the human condition?
Tuesday, 23 June 2020
3 Steps to protect your team during pandemics Lessons from Lean Hospitals and OBM Guest Blogger: Michael McCarthy, author of Sustain Your Gains: The People Side of Lean-Six Sigma When pandemics strike, they spread quickly, as in the current COVID-19 crisis. Our goal is to respond quickly. Just as highway departments have Rapid Response
Wednesday, 29 April 2020
Blogger: Andy Lattal, Ph.D. 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. It does so because the behavior being punished is reduced or ceases altogether. And once the behavior of punishing is
Friday, 03 April 2020
Blogger: Andy Lattal, Ph.D. In a recent piece in the New York Times titled, “You Don’t Want a Child Prodigy: What ‘Roger’ Dads do Better Than Tiger Moms Ever Will” by David Epstein, the author weighs the relative merits of raising children as “specialists,” focusing on one skill at which they excel, as in musical and sports prodigies,
Tuesday, 17 September 2019
“Neuroscientists Decode Brain Speech Signals into Written Text.” If you suspect that the National Enquirer wrote this recent newspaper headline, you would be wrong. It was published by the respected British newspaper, The Guardian.
Friday, 01 March 2019
Repeatedly pairing the bell and food, however, brings about drooling. This is known as classical or respondent conditioning (Pavlovian conditioning).
Saturday, 01 October 2016
Every day, ABA researchers validate new assessments and behavior change procedures for improving human behavior in clinical practice