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. 3, Summer

Behavior Analytic Conceptualization and Treatment of Depression: Traditional Models and Recent Advances
In this article, we briefly consider the phenomenon of depression from a behavior analytic perspective. Then, we describe the history of behavior analytic conceptualizations and treatments for depression with an emphasis on how these conceptualizations...
Communication Repair and Response Classes
A communicative repair has been defined as the ability to persist in communication and to modify, repeat, or revise a signal when the initial communication attempt failed. From an operant perspective, initial communicative acts and communicative repairs...
Mode Deactivation Therapy a Theoretical Case Analysis (Part III)
This is the third 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...
On the Practical Value System Building for Behavior Science
Abstract The argument is made that because the work and products of science are necessarily impacted by the assumptions upon which scientists operate, it is incumbent upon scientists to systemize these foundations of their enterprises. The values...
Practice of an Alternative Behavior as Intervention for Object Stereotypy: Comparison of Contingent and Noncontingent Implementation across Evoking Stimuli
We evaluated contingent and noncontingent practice of an alternative behavior (appropriate play) as intervention for stereotypy that occurred with two play objects in a 5-year old boy with autism. Contingent practice was implemented as a consequence...
Scholarly Productivity in Behavior Analysis: The Most Prolific Authors and Institutions from 1992 to 2001
Behavior analysis has matured as a discipline such that there are now over a dozen peer-reviewed journals devoted exclusively to its subject matter. In recent years, researchers have published with increasing frequency a number of bibliometric analyses...
The Effects of Cocaine on Pigeons' Choices between Fixed-Ratio and Geometrically Escalating Schedules: A Preliminary Study
Choice patterns over time in situations of diminishing returns have been compared to computations based on the Sums-of-Reciprocals Principle or the Linear Optimality Principle. The present experiment was designed to examine the effect of cocaine on...
The Final Piece to a Complete Science of Behavior Behavior Development and Behavioral Cusps
In order to understand the complex behavior of an individual, what that individual has learned must be understood. Unfortunately, behavior analysis and psychology in general have not studied the cumulative effects of the learning principles. However,...
The Functional Assessment of School Refusal Behavior
School refusal behavior refers to child-motivated refusal to attend school and/or difficulty attending classes for an entire day (Kearney & Silverman, 1996). As such, the term represents an umbrella construct for many historical ones that have...
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