Scholarly publications

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

Behavior Analysis in Practice Volume 17(1); 2024 Mar 28 articles, 2 open access
Most intriguing: The Effects of Motor Fluency on Dressing Tasks and Decreasing Escape Behaviors
March 2023 now free to read

3/22 Hustyi, K.M., Hays, T.N. Organizational Behavior Management Approaches to Advancing Compassionate Care in Research and Practice. Behav Analysis Practice (2024).
The authors argue that compassionate care should be treated as a KPI

Journal of Organizational Behavior Management * Volume 44, Issue 1 (2024) 5 articles, 1 open access
Most intriguing: Effects of Feedback Timing on Accuracy of Functional Analysis Implementation
People want feedback before the next performance

Behavioral Interventions *
3/17 Snyder, S. K., Griffin, M. L., & Ayres, K. M. (2024). Assessment and treatment of multiply maintained self injury for a visually impaired elementary student with autism. Behavioral Interventions, e2011.
(Open access) Given an FA with multiple functions, the authors used FCT to train communication responses for various functions. Since the learner was visually impaired, the authors put a tactile overlay on a speech-generating device

Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior *
3/18 Gelino, B. W., Schlitzer, R. D., Reed, D. D., & Strickland, J. C. (2024). A systematic review and meta-analysis of test–retest reliability and stability of delay and probability discounting. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 1–15.
The authors propose a standard value for delay discounting 

Craig, A. R., Agnew, C. N., Derrenbacker, K. E., Antúnez, B. A., Sullivan, W. E., Smith, S. W., DeBartelo, J., & Roane, H. S. (2024). Resurgence of ethanol seeking following voluntary abstinence produced by nondrug differential reinforcement of other behavior. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 1–13.
Rats received ethanol when pressing a lever, and food on a DRO. Rats refrained from lever pressing, which is voluntary abstinence from ethanol. When food and ethanol were removed (e.g., lever press does nothing and no more DRO), rats pressed the lever at elevated rates despite the lack of ethanol

The Psychological Record
3/21 Todd, J., Keenan, M. & Gallagher, S. Using a Respondent-Type Matching-to-Sample Exclusion Training Procedure to Establish Equivalence Responding. Psychol Rec (2024).
(Open access) Exclusion is like matching-to-sample but with nonexamples, and respondent training just displays the nonexamples next to each other (as opposed to providing operant reinforcement). 8 out of 10 participants established equivalence classes

Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
3/19 Gleeson, M.B., Grindle, H. & Gleeson, M.M. Letter to the Editor: Supporting Drivers with Autism and Police Officer Interactions-Connecticut’s Blue Envelope Program. J Autism Dev Disord (2024).
The Blue Envelope program from Connecticut is detailed, wherein instructions on how to act during a traffic stop are provided to autistic drivers, and police are provided instructions on how to approach autistic individuals

Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science
3/20 Validation of the Spanish version of the body image acceptance and action questionnaire (BI-AAQ-Spanish): Measurement invariance across cultures
(In press) Si se puede

3/21 Food thought suppression Inventory: Item response theory and measurement invariance in Portuguese adults
(In press) Attempts to restrict thoughts about food often backfire, even in Portuguese adults

Book publications

Textbooks, handbooks, manuals, or mass-market

A list here


ABA Inside Track
Episode 270 - Assessing Social Validity

Behavior Analysis in Practice- The Podcast
S6E3: Paying for Supervision: Barriers, Solutions, and Opportunities with Crystal Slanzi & Tyra Sellers


Generally these are produced by professionals

Applied Behavioral Economics of Blog Demand: “Something Interesting” is Taking a Break. Here’s How to Bring it Back.
Tom Critchfield's excellent blog series is taking a break, and it seems like it's mainly due to a lack of reader interaction. I recommend you take a look at his entries here. For the record, beyond his excellent blog posts, he co-authored one of my all time favorite articles (scalloping in Congress) and has an impressive publication history

Naturaleza vs. Crianza: ¿Cuál Es Más Importante Para El Desarrollo De Lenguaje?

A Winding Road: Reconciling What Seemed Incompatible
From RFT to gerontology

Spanish Translation of the Behavioral Health Index

Licensing & professional organizations

A review of Concerns About ABA-Based Intervention: An Evaluation and Recommendations

Business world

Autism services, behavioral health, etc.

Payer Demands for Access Set the Bar for Value-Based Care ‘Really Low’
Everyone involved agrees: they can barely find service providers in the first place

Accidentally behavior analysis

A mainstream news article that relates to behavior analysis

Venting to others doesn't reduce anger, study shows, UPI
Published in Clinical Psychology Review, this isn’t exactly behavior analytic. However this is not the first study to “debunk” what boils down to a metaphor. Consider this the next time you hear that you “can’t bottle things up, you have to let them out, or else you explode!”

Continuing education


BehaviorLive has a list of events, some of which are free: 3/26 (SUP), 3/27 (ETH) 


A constructional approach, with Dr. Goldiamond

An 8-part series detailing the basics of the constructional approach. The pathological approach focuses on decreasing problem behavior – akin to tearing down a condemned house, and leaving you with a vacant lot. The constructional approach focuses on increasing desired behavior – akin to building a new house.