Want sweet dance moves? Use ABA!

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org Fresh off the press at the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis is a new study by Quinn, Miltenberger, and Fogel (2015) reporting on the use of a TAGteach system to improve…


Changing the World with ACT, Evolution, and the PROSOCIAL Project

By Tomas Szabo, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21 Contributing Writer (tszabo@fit.edu) What happens when we overfish the waters, strip minerals from the land, and clear-cut the forests in a world of finite resources? What happens to neighborhood, public, and business groups that…


ABA and Psychological Warfare (PsyOps)

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org If you live in the UK, a new British Army unit may have the job you have always wanted.  The unit, the 77th Brigade, will utilize Psychological Operations (PsyOps) and cyber-warfare…


Whatever happened to “saving the world” with ABA?

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org Drs. Mark Mattaini and Molli Luke provide a provocative editorial for the newest issue of Behavior and Social Issues, titled “‘Saving the World’ with a Matrix.”  Their goal is to answer…


ABA and Martial Arts

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org UFC fans have much to rejoice in Ronda Rousey’s defeat of Cat Zingano by arm bar in a mere 14 seconds last Saturday.  Many now refer to Rousey as the Mike…


Say This on a First Date…It’s Science

By Todd A. Ward, PhD Founding Editor, bSci21.org Time.com recently discussed five scientifically-supported ways to increase the likelihood of a successful first date — measured in terms of followup dates, self-report of connection felt during the date, and, yes, the…


ISIS and Applied Behavior Analysis

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org ISIS is the best financed group ever. That is the opinion of Matthew Levitt, director of the Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy….


6 Ways to Improve your Delivery of Non-Contingent Reinforcement

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org Non-Contingent Reinforcement (NCR) can be a powerful technique of behavior change.  The crucial element that makes NCR effective is that it breaks, or dilutes, the contingency between a target behavior and…


Four Prolific Writing Tips from B.F. Skinner

Back when I was a doctoral student at UNR, I came across an article by B.F. Skinner (1981) titled “How to Discover What you Have to Say — A Talk to Students.”  In it, Skinner provided tips on how to…


Dimensions of Applied Behavior Analysis

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21 Founding Editor Training behavior analysts is tedious.  The intricacies of supervised fieldwork alone can be a harrowing experience for many — meeting with interdisciplinary teams, parents, challenging clients, (and staff for that matter)…