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. 4, No. 3, Summer

Considering Political Behavior in Organizations
Political behavior in organizations is examined using an operant perspective. Operant principles help explain why political behavior tends to occur in competitive environments in which there are unclear rules for the distribution of outcomes and resources...
From Hypotheses to Interventions: Applied Challenges of Intervening with Escalating Sequences of Problem Behavior
Abstract It is generally accepted that behavioral interventions must follow systematic hypotheses regarding variables that maintain problem behavior. Hypotheses-based interventions are more likely to address behavioral functions and decrease or...
Mode Deactication Therapy: A Theoretical Case Analysis (Part I)
This is the first part of a case study presenting a single case analysis of an 18 year-old African -American male. It also presents a theoretical analysis of the case implementing Mode Deactivation Therapy (MDT) (Apsche, Ward, & Evile, 2002). MDT...
Pragmatic Selectionism: The Philosophy of Behavior Analysis
The following presents two sources for the philosophy underlying behavior analysis as it has come to be represented in the tradition of the later B. F. Skinner's radical behaviorism--Darwinian selectionism and pragmatism primarily in the Peircean tradition....
Problem Solving Consultation in Schools: Past, Present, and Future Directions
School-based consultation is a method of psychological service delivery in which a school psychologist works together with a teacher and/or parent to identify and analyze a particular problem with a student and then create an intervention plan that...
Psychological Behaviorism: A Path to the Grand Reunification of Psychology and Behavior Analysis?
Arthur Staats has proposed a "psychological behaviorism" portrayed as a more advanced perspective than radical behaviorism and behavior analysis. The explicit goals of psychological behaviorism is to behaviorize psychology as well as to psychologize...
Psychological Skills Training: Issues and Controversies
Implicit in the notion of skills training is the concept that a particular skill, or skillful behavior, may be instructed, acquired, and displayed in important situations. This emphasis on the delineation and acquisition of overt, effective (skillful)...
Video Modeling: A Window into the World of Autism
Video modeling is a well-validated behavioral intervention documented in the behavioral sciences. The methodology appears particularly beneficial for children with autism. The underlying theoretical explanations are posited and discussed. A single...