A Behavior-Based Sustainability Project at Lake Tahoe

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org Continuing in the trend of our recent sustainability-related article “Applied Behavior Analysis Reduces Electricity Use in Northern Ireland,” we report here on another sustainability project from the journal Behavior and Social…


Editorial: bSci21 is Firing on All Cylinders

Todd. A Ward, PhD, BCBA-DEditor-in-Chief, bSci21.org In January of 2015, Behavioral Science in the 21st Century transitioned from a casual blog to an official company. Since that time, the site underwent a significant change, with a professional design and company logo.  The…


Applied Behavior Analysis and Counterterrorism

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org   If one had to describe global events of the 21stcentury in one word, it would likely be this — terrorism.  Terrorism may be thought of as an interplay between two…



Abduction Prevention in Children with Autism

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org A recent study by Bergstrom, Najdowski, and Tarbox (2014) in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis successfully taught children with autism how to respond to strangers’ attempts to lure them away…


Predictive Policing and Applied Behavior Analysis

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org According to CBS News in San Francisco, police are cracking down on bike theft in the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system with predictive policing.  BART has recently experienced a major…



How To Predict Your Driving Patterns and How OBM Can Help

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org According to PychCentral, Ola Benderius at Chalmers University of Technology has developed a mathematical model that accurately predicts how drivers move steering wheels moments before they do it.    A central…


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…