Anonymous asked: Can a CMO-S be a form of negative reinforcement?
In fact, in Zimbabwe excessive complaining is considered to be a sign of...– Of Spirits and Madness: An American Psychiatrist in Africa by Paul R Linde (via one-legged-piano) It today’s North American culture complaining is normal because it is a verbal behaviour that has been reinforced. Acts of complaining are typically followed by one of these consequences that...
Summer #ABAchat Schedule
The summer is upon us but there is still lots to discuss regarding Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). #ABAchat will pare down its schedule and move to a bi-weekly format. Starting this month, we are also featuring a ‘Journal Club’ aspect to the chat where we will review a seminal article in the field or the latest research in ABA. This will occur the last Wednesday of the month and we...
My son spent much of his first three years at school under a black cloud. I’m...– From ‘Under a Black Cloud – shame-based behaviour systems in schools’ (read full post here: http://www.sallydonovan.net/2012/01/06/under-a-black-cloud-why-i-dont-like-shame-based-behaviour-systems-in-schools/ ) From an excellent blog by an adoptive mother of traumatised two children....
keep-your-heart-satisfied asked: Hi I just wanted to say I love this blog :). You explain the concepts incredibly well. Currently I'm a junior in college studying psychology, but I'm still wondering which path to take. I'm mostly focusing on biopsychology currently, but ABA has interested me for awhile. How did you find out that ABA was the one subject that you wanted to study? Thanks!
Here's One Way To Change Behaviour →
An update on the plastic bag fee in Toronto (see my previous post here). Not only did Toronto City Council vote to scrap the fee, but the pendulum swung the other way and they voted to ban them entirely. Removing the discriminative stimulus from shopping settings is one way to change plastic bag use.
Okay, Okay, I'm Up!
I had a tough time getting up this morning. All I wanted to do was stay in bed despite the agenda on our “to-do” list (e.g., go to the gym, grocery shop). Eric was up and rearing to go but his enthusiasm was no match to mine. I jokingly said to him, “You are going to have to create some antecedent events to get me out of this bed.” Challenge accepted! Next thing I...