The Behavior Analyst Today

Covers communication between the sub disciplines within behavior analysis, such as behavioral assessment, work with various populations, basic and applied research. Publishes original research, reviews of sub disciplines, theoretical and conceptual work, applied research, program descriptions, research in organizations and the community, clinical work, and curriculum developments.

Articles from Vol. 5, No. 4, Fall

An Empirical Comparison of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Mode Deactivation Therapy (MDT) with Adolescent Males with Conduct Disorder And/or Personality Traits and Sexually Reactive Behaviors
This research study was initiated to illustrate the efficacy of two different treatment approaches on aggression and sexually acting out or sexually reactive behaviors. It is also intended to compare said approaches to one another. The rationale of...
An Idiographic Investigation of the Effects of Ability-And Effort-Based Praise on Math Performance and Persistence
A growing debate exists over the possibility that various types of external rewards may have negative effects on intrinsic motivation. Past research has produced conflicting results. The present study examines past research in light of behavioral principles...
Cognitive and Behavioral Approaches to Language Acquisition: Conceptual and Empirical Intersections
The past 20 years have seen research on language acquisition in the cognitive sciences grow immensely. The current paper offers a fairly extensive review of this literature, arguing that new cognitive theories and empirical data are perfectly consistent...
CRA and CRAFT: Behavioral Approaches to Treating Substance-Abusing Individuals
The Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA) and Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) are behavioral treatments for substance abuse problems that have received widespread empirical support. CRA, a treatment intended for the drinker him-...
Creation of an Applied Behavior Analysis Council for Accreditation (ABACA)
It occurs to me that the time has come in the development and progression of the field of Applied Behavior Analysis to devise a broad-based set of standards of practice for the field. Other professions including the American Psychological Association,...
Designing Multiple Baseline Graphs Using Microsoft Excel[TM]
Single-subject design graphs are critical elements in displaying research results in applied behavior analysis. However, developing a graph that conveys the researcher's results as well as adheres to a manuscript preparation checklist are sometimes...
Naturalistic Language Teaching Procedures for Children at Risk for Language Delays
Delays in language acquisition can have serious deleterious effects on the education and social development of children. A number of related language intervention procedures have been developed for use in natural settings. These procedures include...