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

3/25 Allen, L.L., Mellon, L.S., Syed, N. et al. Neurodiversity-Affirming Applied Behavior Analysis. Behav Analysis Practice (2024).
(Open access) Calls to action, informed by the neurodiverse and autistic communities

3/28 Chang, H., Nainani, T. & Kim, J.Y. Comparison of Acquisition Criteria Applied to Individual and Sets of Tacts: A Systematic Replication. Behav Analysis Practice (2024).
Replacing mastered words individually, rather than waiting for an entire set to be mastered, leads to faster acquisition and similar maintenance; I believe this may be a replication

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 *
3/26 Lasinski, N. R., & Klatt, K. P. (2024). Evaluating preference displacement of edible stimuli and social interactions for typically developing preschool children. Behavioral Interventions, e2014.
(Open access) When given a choice, people with special needs often choose edible reinforcers over other types of reinforcers. This study tested conventionally developing children and found essentially the same pattern of displacement

3/27 Romani, P. W., Hays, T. M., Glover, J., & Swain-Cockrell, A. (2024). Training healthcare professionals to discriminate between examples and non-examples of racial microaggressions. Behavioral Interventions, e2013.
The authors trained 26 healthcare professionals to recognize (...discriminate?) microaggressions with feedback and reinforcement

Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions *
3/30 Beahm, L. A., Cook, B. G., McLucas, A., Ellis, K., & Bradshaw, C. P. (2024). A Systematic Review of the Evaluation of Social Validity in Experimental Examinations of Tier 2 Schoolwide Positive Behavior Interventions. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 0(0).
Tier 2 supports are under-studied; the authors reviewed social validity data of tier 2 interventions and found that students and teachers generally rate them favorably. However there appears to be little or no data on parent report, and teachers are unsure of the impact of the interventions

The Psychological Record
3/27 Kyonka, E.G.E., Naidu, R., Torres, E. et al. Internet Consequences Questionnaire: A Pilot Study. Psychol Rec (2024).
People with problematic internet use filled out a new questionnaire that divided responses into 6 possible functions, and may be a starting point for a future thesis (anyone?) 

Bailey, J.D., Baker, J.C. & Arabian, A.K. Uncertain decisions regarding stroke symptoms: Changing bias through consequences. Psychol Rec (2024).
The authors find that, in detecting a stroke, feedback should be designed to promote more liberal recognition criteria, as a false positive is less damaging than a false negative

Journal of Behavioral Education
3/28 Tarifa-Rodriguez, A., Virues-Ortega, J. & Calero-Elvira, A. The Behavioral Education in Social Media (BE-Social) Program for Postgraduate Academic Achievement: A Randomized Controlled Trial. J Behav Educ (2024).
(Open access) A closed social media group based around studying was found to increase achievement by 20% on average, though individual changes were variable

Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science
3/30 Practice matters: The role of mindfulness skills in emotion dysregulation in borderline personality disorder
(In press) Emotional dysregulation improves in patients with borderline personality disorder, but only when practiced at least 3 times per week for 30 minutes. Certainly this leads to a strange question of whether to recommend a specific ACT intervention to reduce a symptom -- "whatever you can't have, you will"

Book publications

Textbooks, handbooks, manuals, or mass-market

A list here


ABA Inside Track
Episode 271 - Social Justice Research Practices w/ Dr. Malika Pritchett

Behavior Analysis in Practice- The Podcast
S6E4: The Ethics of Actually Helping People: Targeting Skill Acquisition Goals that Promote Meaningful Outcomes for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder with Shanna Bahry & Peter Gerhardt


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

Quick Take: Sometimes They Get It Right
Tom Critchfield argues that you should send a nice email once in a while

Unleashing the Science of Behavior Analysis into the World of Mixed Martial Arts
Paulie Gavoni details how he uses ABA to coach MMA. Between Paulie and Antonio Harrison, there are a lot of ABA concussions

Adjunctive behavior is not entirely dead, it just changed its name!
A very interesting topic: rats given restricted access to food and unrestricted access to a wheel will run on the wheel excessively, sometimes until they die (activity anorexia); rats given restricted access to food will drink water excessively (polydipsia)

Identifying Sensory Issues vs. Challenging Behaviors in Autistic Children

Licensing & professional organizations

BHCOE Unveils Exciting Rebrand Update and Is Now Jade Health
Seems like they're trying to offer a range of business services now. “Exciting rebrand” gives me real mayostard vibes

Business world

Autism services, behavioral health, etc.

Creating a Roadmap to Value-Based Care in Autism
This article is a bit thin on details, but some larger organizations are starting conversations with funding sources and agreeing on what “value-based care” can look like. Ideally this is better funding for better providers, but it may be difficult to establish those specific outcome measures.

Accidentally behavior analysis

A mainstream news article that relates to behavior analysis

The Outdated Tests Far Too Many Schools Still Use to Judge a Kid’s Ability, Slate/ the Hechinger Report

Schools generally still rely on IQ tests. Worse, they often assign services based on a “discrepancy” between performance and IQ – meaning kids who perform better than expected can be passed over for services. As late as 2017, the school standard for special education was “de minimis” (minimal); has it really changed since?

Continuing education


BehaviorLive has a list of events, some of which are free: 4/3 (ETH), 4/18, 4/24 (SUP)


Token economy: behaviorism applied

After BF Skinner gives an interview in a 1970s rumpus room/museum (?), an applied program in Illinois is detailed.