How ABA Can Get You Off the Couch

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org If obesity doesn’t kill you, a sedentary lifestyle will.   That is the message of an LA Times article discussing new research study that followed hundreds of thousands of men and…


Applied Behavior Analysis Reduces Electricity Use in Northern Ireland

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org Behavior and Social Issues recently published a study showing the effectiveness of Applied Behavior Analysis for reducing electricity consumption in Northern Ireland.  The field experiment, run by Patricia Frazer (Dublin Business…


Predicting Violent Behavior

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org The New York Times recently published an article on our (in)ability to predict violent behavior, such as the shooting spree at the Washington Navy Yard. In the social and behavioral sciences,…



Generational Differences in Workplace Ethics

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org AccountingWeb recently reported on a study by the Ethics Resource Center titled Generational Differences in Workplace Ethics that “showed unexpected and disturbing findings that may portend a future downward shift in business…


Facebook Leads to Divorce

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org The University of Missouri recently reported on the results of a new study that suggests a link between Facebook use and divorce.  The study, headed by Russell Clayton, a doctoral student…


Drones and Behavior Analysis: From Pizza Delivery to Autonomy

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org Fox News, among several other news outlets, recently reported on ongoing research by Domino’s pizza to deliver your food to your doorstep via drone technology — specifically an “octocopter” like the…


How wordless storybooks benefit your child

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org The University of Waterloo recently reported the results of a study that suggests reading wordless storybooks to toddlers may enrich their language development more than books with words.  They noted that…


Skinner’s Rorshach Test

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org Behavior analysts don’t use projective tests…or do they? The BBC published an article titled “What’s behind the Rorschach inkblot test?” As quoted from the article “The Rorschach is what psychologists call a…


Future Implications of Drone Technology from a Skinnerian Perspective

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org Over the past decade, drones have become commonplace on the battlefield.  In fact, NPR recently reported that the Air Force now recruits more drone pilots than fighter and bomber pilots combined.  As…