Three-Term Contingency Of The Day
I often find myself applying the three-term contingency to behaviours I (or others) have emitted. (The ‘three-term contingency’ is behaviourist language for the A-B-C chains I posted about earlier.) While it is my job clinically to apply the three-term contingency to “problem” behaviours and a possible replacement, I find myself outside of work doing this analysis to the...
ABC's...Easy As 123 Million?
In the world of a behaviourist, the ABC’s mean more than just the letters of the alphabet. They represent the relationship as part of one’s behaviour(s): the (A)ntecedent-(B)ehaviour-(C)onsequence chain that is most of the behaviours we demonstrate. To keep things simple, antecedents are things that happen before a noted behaviour. You can call them “triggers” or...
Celebrity Bad Behaviour
Recently, CBC Radio 1’s Jian Ghomeshi discussed whether or not he thought he should seek an interview with Charlie Sheen for his radio show, Q. While I’ll let you listen to his podcast to know what decision he came to, it made me think about, and question our relationship with celebrity hollywood gossip. No need to get into the media storm surrounding Sheen and his bizarre...