How To Avoid Having Entitled Kids

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org Parenting is simultaneously one of the most difficult and most rewarding things one will ever do in their lives.  Every parent wants the best for their child, but can “wanting the…


Are Functional Analyses in Schools Effective?

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org Public schools are one of the most common places of employment for behavior analysts.  However, conducting behavioral assessments in such environments can sometimes be challenging, let alone a functional analysis in…


Smart Cities Will Know You Better Than You Know Yourself

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org You have heard of smart phones, and the countless apps that account for said smartness.  But zoom out a bit and just look at the technological evolution of society since the 1990s…


The early detection of autism — through a sniff test.

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org The Autism Daily Newscast recently summarized research findings coming out of Israel, which suggest that the early detection of autism can be facilitated via sniff test. You see, when most people smell,…


Forbes: B.F. Skinner Can Save Education

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org Phil DeMuth wrote an article for Forbes called “How B.F. Skinner Will Save Online Education.”  Online education, according to Phil, was supposed to be the answer to what he sees as…



The Language of Leaders

By Scott Herbst, PhD  bSci21 Contributing Writer One of the recurring themes of the articles I tend to write for this site is that we live in a world constructed in language.  It shapes our view of reality and then…


Would you pay me to be healthy?

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org Aaron Carroll of the New York Times recently wrote an article describing a growing body of research supporting the idea of paying people to be healthy. He notes, for example, a study…


Provide Feedback Like A Champ

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org Giving feedback — it’s something everyone who supervises staff  has to do.  Some are good at it, while others…not so good.  The ability to provide good feedback is regarded by many…


How To Be A Jerk To Your Employees And Still Be Loved

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org Tony Schwartz of the New York Times tells an intriguing tale of three visionaries – Elon Musk (Tesla/Space X), Steve Jobs (Apple) and Jeff Bezos (Amazon) – who built world-changing businesses…