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. 6, No. 2, Spring

Alternatives: A Review of Non-Pharmacologic Approaches to Increasing the Cooperation of Patients with Special Needs to Inherently Unpleasant Dental Procedures
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) has addressed many problems of social significance. Illustrating one such problem, dental patients with special needs sometimes physically resist needed treatments. Treatment options include medications, mechanical or...
Citation Performance of Behaviorally Oriented Journals
Multiple citation measures are provided for journals that routinely publish behaviorally oriented articles. These measures reveal how frequently articles from specific journals are cited, how a journal's citation performance is ranked compared to other...
Direct Instruction: An Educators' Guide and a Plea for Action
The achievement gap between minority youth and the majority population in the United States is well documented (Johnston & Viadero, 2000). In order to reduce this gap and avail children of poverty of the most effective educational techniques, Project...
Near-Infrared Spectrometry for the Measurement of Central Nervous System Activation: A Brief Demonstration of an Emerging Behavioral Assessment Tool
Behavior analysts are familiar with the use of electrodermal activity as a dependent measure of central nervous system activation. In addition, behavior analysts have increasingly turned to direct measures of brain activation, such as electroencephalography...
Spider Phobic Therapy Toy
It is known that watching computer images or another person contact spiders is better for desensitization than no treatment but not as good as contacting real spiders, but neither give the client control over the stimuli. Two women with spider phobias...
The Role of Verbal Conditioning in Third Generation Behavior Therapy
Kohlenberg, Boiling, Kanter & Parker (2002) and Hayes (2004) have argued that a third generation has occurred in behavior therapy. Hayes (2004) states the movement is characterized by several factors. These factors are, it: (a) is grounded in empirical...
Towards a Molecular Analysis of Function (1)
This article addresses potential methodological and terminological limitations of Functional Assessment, and proposes an approach we are developing to address these concerns. The authors propose that current methods of assessment and data analysis...