How to Increase Hand Sanitizer Use with ABA

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D President, bSci21Media, LLC A college cafeteria is filled with germs.  Thousands of people a week come in and out, their hands having been who-knows-where.  Those hands touch the same counters, trays, tables, and chairs…


Challenged? Try Behavioral Momentum!

by Manny Rodriguez, M.S. bSci21 Contributing Writer manny@abatechnologies.com   Have you ever faced a challenge that just seemed unbelievably difficult to overcome?  Do you have a colleague, friend, student, or child that is facing such a challenge? If you are…



Working to Quit, Quitting to Work: Drug Recovery and the Workplace

by Chelsea Wilhite, M.A., BCBA bSci21 Contributing Writer   The Office of National Drug Control Policy recently honored Johns Hopkins University’s School of Medicine researcher Kenneth Silverman for his work with drug addiction recovery programs.  Silverman, a professor of psychiatry…



The Chief Behavioral Officer in Fortune 500 Companies

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org Does your company have a Chief Behavioral Officer?  John Balz, CBO of Opower, makes a case for one.  According to his article, the position is on the rise in Fortune 500…


Behavior Detection Officers: Where they are and what they are doing.

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D President, bSci21Media, LLC You probably didn’t know, but since 2007 Behavior Detection Officers have been watching you.  The officers are part of the TSA’s SPOT program, which stands for Screening Passengers by Observation Techniques.  …


Stay motivated at work with this behavioral trick.

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D President, bSci21Media, LLC   “Eat all of your vegetables and you can have dessert.” That’s Grandma’s Rule, and everyone grows up hearing it.     Turns out Grandma’s Rule has its base in a…


Facebook, Subjective Wellbeing, and Relational Frame Theory

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D President, bSci21Media, LLC The more you use Facebook, the worse you feel. That is the conclusion from a study published in the journal PLOS One.  Researchers from the University of Michigan followed 82 participants…


Delay Discounting – A JEAB Special Issue

The January issue of the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior is a special issue devoted to delay discounting.  What is delay discounting you might ask?  Delay discounting describes the process by which an individual forgoes a larger later…