March 28, 2021

Second edition almost ready!

My last post on this blog was October 2019.  It announced the publication of the fourth edition of S&T, with the updated title, Strategies and Tactics of Behavioral […]
October 15, 2019

Fourth and second editions

Back in 2017, I published a post titled, “Research methods as a way of talking about behavior.” The piece explained the relationship between how we talk […]
June 20, 2019

What if we had no verbal behavior?

The predominant challenge facing students of behavior analysis, not to mention those well into their careers, is dealing with the insidious and pervasive contributions of mentalism […]
April 3, 2019

Ten things all students of behavior analysis need to know

There’s nothing that will teach you about operant learning as well as being handed a rat and told to get it to press the lever only […]
February 4, 2019

Are you confused?

What do we mean when we say we’re confused? We certainly know what it’s like to be or “feel” confused. We may be struggling with instructions […]
November 20, 2018

When are feelings really feelings?

How many times a day do we express how we’re feeling? Surely so many that we don’t notice the circumstances or pay attention to what our […]
August 9, 2018

An essential curiosity

We all know that moment when we’re talking with someone we’ve just met and they ask that question that you don’t really want to answer – […]
July 12, 2018

Why logic doesn’t matter

We all do it. We pounce on an offending statement in a discussion by saying it isn’t logical, as if this alone should settle the matter. […]
May 7, 2018

Can professionalism go too far?

Early on there were just behavior analysts. There was no official definition of what it meant to say that you were a behavior analyst; it was […]