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Scholarly publications

Includes peer reviewed journals within and adjacent to behavior analysis
(Starred journals available to BCBAs through the BACB portal)

Behavioral Interventions *
4/21 Rodriguez, N. M., Luczynski, K. C., Bock, V. L., & Fallon, M. J. (2024). Eliminating biased selections during concurrent-chains schedules: A discovery research example. Behavioral Interventions, e2021. https://doi.org/10.1002/bin.2021
(Open access) Some people choose reinforcers in a fixed order (e.g., rigid/inflexible behavior), making it hard to determine the value of reinforcers. The authors simply increased the response effort for some reinforcers in some trials, and discriminated responding persisted in later trials which removed the different trial requirements


4/27 Freeman, A. S., Reeve, S. A., MacDuff, G. S., Reeve, K. F., & DeBar, R. M. (2024). Effects of script-fading on social initiations during discrete-trial teaching with children with autism. Behavioral Interventions, e2017. https://doi.org/10.1002/bin.2017
Auditory scripts were placed on materials, and faded; this increased initiation and generalized


Perspectives on Behavior Science
4/25 Gonçalves-Garcia, M., Barto, D., Reyna, N. et al. The Prominence of Action Sequences and Behavioral Similarity in the Morris Water Task. Perspect Behav Sci (2024). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40614-024-00402-8
Rats navigating through a maze were monitored and measured, and generally navigated the same way each time (e.g., slowed down at the same spots, etc.). There are two short videos in the supplementary info


Education and Treatment of Children
4/22 Du, L., Lee, G.T. Training Behavior Analysts as Strategic Scientists. Educ. Treat. Child. (2024). https://doi.org/10.1007/s43494-024-00124-1
A Columbia-inspired project involves PSI to train behavior analysts in specific units of behaviorism. We should see more use of ABA to teach ABA – even if PSI hasn’t set the world afire


The Psychological Record
4/22 Ming, S., Stewart, I. & McElwee, J. Integrating Relational Frame Theory (RFT) and Verbal Behavior (VB) in Early Intervention. Psychol Rec (2024). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40732-024-00591-3
(Open access) A practical, though high level/general, primer on using RFT in teaching kids in early intervention


Journal of Behavioral Education
4/24 Kwak, D., Bell, M.C., Blair, KS.C. et al. Cultural Responsiveness in Assessment, Implementer Training, and Intervention in School, Home, and Community Settings: A Systematic Review. J Behav Educ (2024). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10864-024-09547-7
22 studies were examined that incorporated cultural responsiveness into some aspect of the publication; most involved treatment, but few involved modifications to assessment or training


Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science
4/21 Attachment, Emotion, and Change: Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) within a Process-based Therapy (PBT) Framework
(In press) Emotionally-focused individual therapy (EFIT) is described as a process-based therapy (PBT) and is probably good (?)


4/25 Remediating rigid rule-following in subclinical Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder using a brief mindfulness task: A case-control pilot study
(In press) Obsessive compulsive behavior involves overly rigid rule-following; a brief mindfulness activity and accurate instructions increased responsiveness to actual contingencies, which decreases rigid rule following


Book publications

Textbooks, handbooks, manuals, or mass-market

Sloan publishing
Ethics: Proactive and Practical Decision Making for Behavior Analysts, LeBlanc & Karsten


2023: A list here


Podcasts


ABA Inside Track
Episode 274 - ABA and Public Policy


Behavioral Observations
Entrevistas Motivacionales: BOP en Español 8 con la Dra. Monica Gilbert


Behavior Analysis in Practice- The Podcast
S6E8: Modeling Behavioral Persistence with Resurgence as Choice in Context (RaC2): A Tutorial with Brianna Laureano & John Michael Falligant


Blogs

Generally these are produced by professionals


ABAI
Teacher-Student Collaborations: Finding What Works
Some short recommendations for teachers of behavior analysis


Verbal Behavior Reconsidered: The Catania-Chomsky Interviews (Update)
The fourth and final video has been dropped *airhorns*


Navigating the Ethical Terrain of Generative AI in Behavior Analysis: A Three-Part Series
I'm waiting for the AI summary of this article


The “Crispy R” and Form Versus Function in Verbal Behavior


Licensing & professional organizations


ACQ
Children’s Autism Center Receives Accreditation from Autism Commission on Quality (ACQ)


Business world

Autism services, behavioral health, etc.

CEO of KKR-Backed Autism Provider BlueSprig Steps Down and ABA Provider NeurAbilities Healthcare’s CEO Katheleen Stengel Resigns, and in each case it's because the CEOs decided that the tenets of capitalism were untenable


Accidentally behavior analysis

A mainstream news article that relates to behavior analysis

Paper-Crumpling Study About the Nature of Anger Is the Best Thing I've Read in a Long Time, 404 Media
404 Media, a journalism project borne out of VICE killing itself, mainly produces excellent pieces about tech. In this case, the author describes a study wherein participants received deliberately negative and rude written feedback, wrote about how they felt about the feedback, and either left the paper on a desk or crumpled it up and threw it away. The people who threw it away felt better; this is, more or less, an ACT exercise that I found reference to in ACT Made Simple (2009) (p 118), though without the “throwing away” aspect. The key is to personify the thought or emotion as outside the self.


Continuing education

UPCOMING:


BehaviorLive has a list of events, some of which are free: 5/14 (SUP), 5/23 (SUP), 5/29, 5/30


Flashback

They haven’t posted a video in about 7 years, but the Autism Center of Excellence channel has a few…excellent videos.