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. 7, No. 3, Summer

Brief Report: An Experimental Analogue of Consultee "Resistance" Effects on the Consultant's Therapeutic Behavior-A Preliminary Investigation
This study presents an experimental analogue of resistance in the consultation process. Using an ABAB reversal design, the experimenter measured the ecological effects of teacher resistant behaviors on consultant therapeutic behavior. The study defined...
Context as a Variable Influencing Risky Choice: A Review
When an organism has a choice between a constant and a variable outcome, both with the same mean value, 'risk' can be assessed by the proportion of times the variable outcome is chosen. Variable amounts of reinforcement and variable delay to reinforcement...
Evidence-Based Practice in Psychology and Behavior Analysis
This paper outlines the development of the evidence-based practice (EBP) movement in medicine and psychology and discusses the criteria by which a given intervention is deemed evidence-based, in accordance with American Psychological Association's...
Functional Assessment of Skills for Interpersonal Therapists:: The FASIT System: For the Assessment of Therapist Behavior for Interpersonally-Based Interventions Including Functional Analytic Psychotherapy or FAP-Enhanced Treatments
Several contemporary behavior therapies exist that espouse the importance of the therapeutic relationship including Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT). Each of these...
Further Delineating the Applicability of Acceptance and Change to Private Responses: The Example of Dialectical Behavior Therapy
In the last decade, empirical support has emerged for therapies emphasizing mindfulness and acceptance. Increasingly, clinicians are integrating these strategies into clinical packages that have traditionally focused on change and control of cognitive...
In Vivo Exposure Treatment for Agoraphobia
Agoraphobia is a condition that most often occurs in the context of panic disorder and is characterized by intense fear or anxiety of places or situations in which escape might be difficult or help might not be available in the event of a panic attack...
Pragmatism and A-Ontologicalism in a Science of Behavior
Behavior analysis is intimately linked to radical behaviorism, the philosophy of the science of behavior. Ontological discussions in the latter are easily generalized to the former, in which case behavior analysis is not judged by its scientific merit,...
Restoring Americans' Nonequivalent Frames of Terror: An Application of Relational Frame Theory
The present paper describes two studies that attempted to form equivalence classes between terrorist and American images using a matching-to-sample preparation. Experiment 1 first exposed American participants to training conditions in which they were...
The Functional Idiographic Assessment Template (FIAT) System: For Use with Interpersonally-Based Interventions Including Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP) and FAP-Enhanced Treatments
Relationship or interpersonal skills are considered important targeted behaviors for many psychotherapies. Behavior therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy interventions continue to be utilized for interpersonal problems and personality disorders....