Scholarly publications

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

Behavior Modification *
1/18 Izquierdo, S. M., Jessel, J., Fiani, T., & Jones, E. A. (2024). Functional Analysis of Contextually Inappropriate Social Behavior in Children With Down Syndrome. Behavior Modification, 0(0).
Inappropriate social behavior in children with Down Syndrome may be maintained by escape; functional analyses provided evidence of this in 9 cases

The Analysis of Verbal Behavior
1/16 Ellington, P., Cariveau, T. The Analysis of Whose Verbal Behavior?. Analysis Verbal Behav (2024).
Most studies in AVB from 1982-2020 only report age and/or gender, but not other demographic info

The Psychological Record
1/16 Bortoloti, R., Perez, W.F., de Almeida, J.H. et al. Research on Human Language and Cognition in Brazil Based on Stimulus Equivalence and Relational Frame Theory. Psychol Rec (2024).
Fred Keller visited Brazil in 1961, and the country has had a relatively strong behavior analytic tradition ever since -- one which is discussed in this article

Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science
1/17 Heavy drinking and psychological intimate partner aggression (IPA): The interactive effects of experiential avoidance and trait anger
(In press) High experiential avoidance and high anger correlated with problem drinking; all three together correlated with intimate partner aggression

1/20 Exploring psychological flexibility as in-treatment behaviour during internet-delivered acceptance and commitment therapy for paediatric chronic pain: Occurrence and relation to outcome
(In press) Greater acceptance skills contributed to better outcomes in a small sample of adolescent women suffering from chronic pain

European Journal of Behavior Analysis
1/19 Benjamin S. Riden, Salvador Ruiz, Andrew M. Markelz, Peter Sturmey, John Ward-Horner, Colleen Fowkes, Kristin Wikel, Argnue Chitiyo & Madelaine Williams (2024) The component analysis experimental method: A mapping of the literature base, European Journal of Behavior Analysis, DOI: 10.1080/15021149.2023.2297332
Component analysis (where intervention components are added or subtracted) is used in ABA but not often in other fields; the authors identified 177 total behavior analytic papers using this method, and most appeared in JABA


ABA Inside Track
Episode 264 - Research Grab-bo Baggins w/ Alan Haberman


Generally these are produced by professionals

What Price Democracy?
Nice Democracy ya got here. How much?

5 Things to Remember about IEPs

Licensing & professional organizations

The SEED Model for ACT Supervision - a free ebook
I like free. Find the book here

Job Announcement: Executive Director

OBM Network
OBM Network Conference Registration Open April 11-12, 2024 in Houston, Texas (In-person & Live streaming)
Some great speakers; $160 for 12 CEUs

Business world

Autism services, behavioral health, etc.

Forta Raises $55M to Expand Parent-led ABA Therapy, Eyes Service Line Expansion
Last week I suggested that making parents into RBTs (Lovaas required 1 parent to quit their job) may not make sense for 1) the parent/child relationship, and 2) the service model itself (e.g., parents are not dentists or nurses to their children). But here we are, paying parents to be RBTs. Bonus: this startup uses AI, somehow!

Accidentally behavior analysis

A mainstream news article that relates to behavior analysis

Robert Sapolsky on life without free will, KCRW
Stanford brain genius Sapolsky figures there’s no such thing as free will. Truly an idea before its time.

Continuing education


BehaviorLive has a list of events, some of which are free: 1/31


Two years ago, Hbomberguy (Harris Brewis), nominally a “video game YouTuber,” made an altogether excellent overview of the “vaccines cause autism” scare of the late 90s. It’s more accurate, more in-depth, and more watchable, than most things online. (Contains cursing)