Scholarly publications

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

Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis *
5/28 Slaton, J. D., Davis, M., DePetris, D. A., Raftery, K. J., Daniele, S., & Caruso, C. M. (2024). Long-term effectiveness and generality of practical functional assessment and skill-based treatment. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 1–22.
IISCA and SBT were used in a school and treatment maintained 1 year later

5/29 Laureano, B., Ringdahl, J., & Falligant, J. M. (2024). Examination of clinical variables affecting resurgence: A reanalysis of 46 applications. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 1–9.
In examining 46 cases in an inpatient setting, the authors find that only the decrement in reinforcement involved in schedule thinning had a relationship to resurgence

5/31 Laske, M. M., & DiGennaro Reed, F. D. (2024). Um, so, like, do speech disfluencies matter? A parametric evaluation of filler sounds and words. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 1–10.
High rates of disfluencies (12 per minute) impact listener perception of effectiveness in an online survey. 5 or fewer do not impact listener rating, implying it is important for public speakers to reduce disfluencies to this level

Behavior Analysis in Practice
5/28 Morris, C., Grauerholz-Fisher, E., Ellsworth, M.E. et al. A Primer on Private Equity Ownership in ABA. Behav Analysis Practice (2024).
I do not think this one was written by AI

5/30 Vazquez, D.J., Lechago, S.A. & McCarville, M.J. Training Behavior Analysis Graduate Students to Work with an Interpreter. Behav Analysis Practice (2024).
(Open access) Practitioners can be trained to work with interpreters, who rate practitioners as better after the training. However, parents do not rate the practitioners as improved

Behavioral Interventions *
5/31 Hoffmann, A. N., & Pastina, C. (2024). Using the Performance Diagnostic Checklist-Human Services to assess and increase teacher token delivery. Behavioral Interventions, e2032.
Using the PDC-HS (available here) to evaluate and improve token delivery worked better than non-indicated interventions

Behavior Modification *
5/31 Edelstein, M. L., Pogue, E. D., & Singer, H. S. (2024). Development and Validation of an Assessment-Driven Behavioral Intervention for Primary Complex Motor Stereotypies in Young Children. Behavior Modification, 0(0).
After a functional assessment, children were treated with awareness training, a DRO, and schedule thinning, and found a 99% reduction in motor stereotypy

The Analysis of Verbal Behavior
5/28 Méndez, D.R. Toward a Procedure to Study Rule-Governed Choice: Preliminary Data. Analysis Verbal Behav (2024).
(Open access) When instructed about a relative reinforcement rate of 2 options, participants choose the option which they were told was reinforced at a higher rate. When not instructed, participants gradually choose the option with the higher reinforcement rate. If this isn’t a replication, I must be missing something

The Psychological Record
5/28 Belke, T.W., McClelland, C.H. Operant Wheel Running on a Fixed Interval Schedule: Does Contingent Sucrose Reinforcement Increase Running through a Schedule-Induction or Reinforcement Effect?. Psychol Rec (2024).
Some behavior is schedule-induced, meaning it occurs in a certain pattern due to the schedule of reinforcement itself (an example is that rats deprived of food will run on a wheel if wheel running is reinforced by access to food, but if the food is available only for short periods then the rat will run excessively and even avoid the food, a phenomenon known as activity anorexia). Is sucrose, available as a consequence for wheel running, maintaining running due to a reinforcing effect or a schedule effect? Wheel running increases towards the end of the reinforcement interval, consistent with a reinforcement effect 

Alves, C., Donadeli, J.M. & de Rose, J.C. Do–Say Correspondence in Adults: Audience Control in a Virtual Game. Psychol Rec (2024).
In a game, a rule was provided that collecting a certain item was punished, and certain characters were given different probabilities of punishing the player for breaking the rule. Some players broke the rule, and some "lied" (e.g., reported to characters that they did not break the rule), with the most lies towards the punitive characters. However there were lies told to the nonpunitive characters, despite none of the characters punishing the player in the game, which implies verbal rules and previous learning history  interfering with actual contingencies; the appendix has a lot of details about the game

Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science
5/28 Self-compassion, difficulties in emotion regulation and eating psychopathology: findings from an eating disorders clinical sample and a college sample.
(In press) Emotion regulation in people with eating disorders was mediated by self-compassion

5/31 Longitudinal effects of cognitive fusion in depressive and anxious symptoms of family caregivers of people with dementia.
(In press) Cognitive fusion ratings predicted anxiety and depression in caregivers 

Emotion Regulation Difficulties in Depression and Anxiety: Evidence from the Dynamics of Strategy Use and Daily Affect
(In press) Depression and anxiety appear to have distinctly different effects on emotional regulation strategies

European Journal of Behavior Analysis
5/28 Friedman, Z. L., Akselrud, R., & Prisco, D. (2024). Working together or apart? Impact of interprofessional education on collaborative competencies of applied behavior analysis and occupational therapy practitioners. European Journal of Behavior Analysis, 1–14.
Virtual cross-training improved scores on a collaboration survey

Book publications

Textbooks, handbooks, manuals, or mass-market

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

Perspectives on Neurodiversity and Belonging: Reflections for Behavior Analysts, Dyer, Weiss, Tereshko, & Linnehan (eds.)

2023: A list here


ABA Inside Track
Episode 277 - (LISTENER CHOICE) Consultation in Behavior Analysis


Generally these are produced by professionals

A “LOVELY” Depiction of a Terrifying Trend
Pigeons are downright presidential

Licensing & professional organizations

ABA practice guidelines 3.0
These are guidelines that are essentially written for funding sources. An interesting insight into what we want insurance companies to see
Here’s what Behavioral Health Business has to say about it

Beyond Coercion and Institutionalization: People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and the Need for Improved Behavior Support Services

Business world

Autism services, behavioral health, etc.

Gracent CEO: ‘Considering the Perspectives of Autistic People’ Crucial for Industry’s Future, which really makes a lot of sense, but maybe we should ask what private equity thinks

Accidentally behavior analysis

A mainstream news article that relates to behavior analysis

A California school is addressing chronic absenteeism at the root, NPR
It’s well-known that, post-pandemic, schools are facing chronic absenteeism. Most schools send you a mildly rude letter stating that your child is “truant” (essentially a CMO-T signaling a possible worsening of environmental factors) or a principal writes a school-wide email to parents that is best summarized as “your kids really oughta wanna” (essentially an antecedent rule-based intervention, using coercion). Imagine my surprise when a school in Livingston, California attempted to make school a place where kids want to go (incidentally, people should be choosing treatment).

Continuing education


BehaviorLive has a list of events, some of which are free: 6/13 (ETH), 6/26, 


Half a century later, have we made school a place where kids want to go? At least, besides Livingston, California.