September 18, 2016

Labeling behavior

You really can’t talk about behavior without labeling the piece of it under discussion. Behavior is such a broad, varied, and pervasive phenomenon that we have […]
August 4, 2016

Can you unlearn a behavior?

Have you ever suggested that a behavior can be unlearned? It’s an easy slip-of-the-tongue, not apparently much different from saying that we can get rid of […]
July 11, 2016

Behavior analysis and religion: Are you asking the right question?

On the way to becoming behavior analysts, we might at first have been surprised to realize we were dragging along our personal histories. There may be […]
June 16, 2016

How well do you understand operant learning?

Pretty well, right? After a full graduate course in basic concepts and principles, not to mention other courses in ABA procedures and such, you’re certainly comfortable […]
May 13, 2016

Do you distinguish between professional and personal?

We go to work. Maybe have lunch with a friend who is in town. Back to work. Take a phone call in the afternoon from hubby. […]
March 22, 2016

What makes a behavior analyst?

We call ourselves behavior analysts, but what does this mean? Some may remember a time when we had no particular label for our shared interests, perhaps […]
February 29, 2016

A sense of time

We tend to take our sense of time pretty much for granted, as if it’s just part of what it means to be human. We’re aware […]
January 19, 2016

Why Behavior Analysis is a Natural Science

Behavior analysts have always viewed our field as a natural science, if only because this affiliation helps differentiate it from the social sciences – an association […]
December 10, 2015

What are qualia?

You are forgiven if you’ve never run across the term “qualia” – merely a sign you’ve successfully avoided extensive training in philosophy. The term apparently first […]