Episode 29 - It's Not Easy Being Green

Hey hey hey! ::cow mooing sound effect:: It's J-Dog, Dr. D, and the Rob-meister, comin' at ya with an all new episode of ABA Inside Track.  

This week the zoo crew is trying to use behavior analysis to go green.  Our street team will be handing out rulers to all the campers at the state park picking up trash.  And, at the top of the hour, we'll prank local university students by hiding all the recycle bins to see how much trash we can get them to generate. ::WAHOOGA::  Finally, one lucky winner is going to take home the top prize for conserving the most gas! ::fart noises::  Then, coming up after the show, a roundtable discussion of issues related to conservation and how ABA can provide meaningful solutions to ecological crises. 

But right now, back to our hilarious antics...This ain't your mom's podcast about behavior analysis, boy-ee!

Articles discussed this episode:

Clark, R.N., Burgess, R.L., & Hendee, J.C.  (1972).  The development of anti-litter behavior in a forest campground.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 5, 1-5.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.1972.5-1

Foxx, R.M. & Schaeffer, M.H.  (1981).  A company-based lottery to reduce the personal driving of employees.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 14, 273-285.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.1981.14-273

Miller, N.D., Meindl, J.N., & Caradine, M.  (2016).  The effects of bin proximity and visual prompts on recycling in a university building.  Behavior and Social Issues, 25, 4-10.  doi: 10.5210/bsi.v.25i0.6141

Chance, P. & Heward, W.L.  (2010).  Climate change:  Meeting the challenge.  The Behavior Analyst, 33, 197-206. 

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In honor of Earth Day, we're delving into how behavior analysis can help solve issues related to sustainability.  And while recording by candlelight might save electricity, it will take more than that to promote lasting green change.  But, before we get into the research, Rob stops the show cold by declaring himself the Scrooge of environmental causes requires counteracting by sharing positive vibes with some listener mail and the Reading Rainbow song.  It's not ABA Inside Track without a musical number.

Articles for next week:

Clark, R.N., Burgess, R.L., & Hendee, J.C.  (1972).  The development of anti-litter behavior in a forest campground.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 5, 1-5.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.1972.5-1

Foxx, R.M. & Schaeffer, M.H.  (1981).  A company-based lottery to reduce the personal driving of employees.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 14, 273-285.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.1981.14-273

Miller, N.D., Meindl, J.N., & Caradine, M.  (2016).  The effects of bin proximity and visual prompts on recycling in a university building.  Behavior and Social Issues, 25, 4-10.  doi: 10.5210/bsi.v.25i0.6141

Chance, P. & Heward, W.L.  (2010).  Climate change:  Meeting the challenge.  The Behavior Analyst, 33, 197-206. 

Episode 28 - FCT

SPOILER WARNING! 

FCT is superior to many other treatments.  If you want to know which treatments, you'll have to go 5 rounds with Diabolical Dr. D in the ring, suffer through Rob's snooty New England anecdotes, and share your favorite foods to eat while reading journal articles with Jackie.  Only then will you have the joy of hearing a discussion about Carr and Durand and the epic Tale of FCR.  And you won't even need to use an FCR response (or should that be FC response?) to witness the heartwarming return of the lag schedule.  This podcast is like EZ tasks 100, folks!

Articles discussed this episode:

Carr, E.G. & Durand, V.M.  (1985).  Reducing behavior problems through functional communication training.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 18, 111-126.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.1985.18-111

Reeve, C.E. & Carr, E.G.  (2000).  Prevention of severe behavior problems in children with developmental disorders.  Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2, 144-160.  doi: 10.11777/109830070000200303

Adami, S., Falcomata, T.S., Muething, C.S., & Hoffman, K.  (2017).  An evaluation of lag schedules of reinforcemetn during functional communication training: Effects of varied mand responding and challenging behavior.  Behavior Analysis in Practice doi:10.1007/s40617-017-0179-7

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BONUS - Let's Get Physical! An Interview with BehaviorFit CEO, Nick Green

Fresh off our last grab bag episode, Nick Green, CEO of BehaviorFit, joins us to discuss his article on decreasing sedentary behavior, to share how behavior analysis can be used to improve our health, and to question Rob on the utility of six-pack abs.

Episode 26 - How to Talk to Non-Behavior Analysts Without Really Trying

It's our second ETHICS episode so gather around the ol' podcast table to learn how to disseminate behavior analysis to anyone and everyone without getting exiled from your place of employment.  Here are some things you shouldn't do: 1) flip tables in a fit of rage when anyone proposes hippotherapy 2) break-up with your boyfriend over his insistence that a "mind-file" is a real thing and 3) use data sheets as deadly weapons.  Oh, you wanted us to tell you what you should do? Guess you'll have to listen to the show.  C'mon...there's discussion about a decision tree coming up!

Articles discussed this episode:

Bercirevic, A.  (2014).  Ask the Experts: How can new students defend behavior analysis from misunderstandings? Behavior Analysis in Practice, 7, 138-140.  doi: 10.1007/s40617-014-0019-y

Critchfield, T.  (2014).  Ten rules for discussing behavior analysis.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 7, 141-142.  doi:  10.1007/s40617-014-0026-z

Todd, J.  (2014).  Some useful resources for students who are tempted to bring enlightenment to errant non-behaviorists.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 7, 143-144.  doi: 10.1007/s40617-014-0027-y

Brodhead, M.  (2015).  Maintaining professional relationships in an interdisciplinary setting:  Strategies for navigating nonbehavioral treatment recommendations for individuals with autism.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 8, 70-78.  doi:  10.1007/s40617-015-0042-7

Luiselli, J.  (2015).  In response: Maintaining professional relationships in an interdisciplinary setting: Strategies for navigating non-behavioral treatment recommendations for individuals with autism.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 8, 79.  doi:  10.1007/s40617-015-0043-6 

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The only thing better than sharing the amazing science of behavior analysis to the masses is learning how to do it better and netting an ethics CE in the process.  Everybody wins! Except for Jackie who has never seen Back to the Future and Diana who has never seen Aspergers R Us live and Rob who was so disappointed to learn that talking to non-behavior analysts actually did require trying.  But, hey, at least we've updated the previous episodes page so you can find all of our classic capers.

Articles for next week:

Bercirevic, A.  (2014).  Ask the Experts: How can new students defend behavior analysis from misunderstandings? Behavior Analysis in Practice, 7, 138-140.  doi: 10.1007/s40617-014-0019-y

Critchfield, T.  (2014).  Ten rules for discussing behavior analysis.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 7, 141-142.  doi:  10.1007/s40617-014-0026-z

Todd, J.  (2014).  Some useful resources for students who are tempted to bring enlightenment to errant non-behaviorists.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 7, 143-144.  doi: 10.1007/s40617-014-0027-y

Brodhead, M.  (2015).  Maintaining professional relationships in an interdisciplinary setting:  Strategies for navigating nonbehavioral treatment recommendations for individuals with autism.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 8, 70-78.  doi:  10.1007/s40617-015-0042-7

Luiselli, J.  (2015).  In response: Maintaining professional relationships in an interdisciplinary setting: Strategies for navigating non-behavioral treatment recommendations for individuals with autism.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 8, 79.  doi:  10.1007/s40617-015-0043-6 

Episode 25 - Virtual Reality

If one were to enter the virtual world, could we really expect that person to come out the other side with great fire safety skills and a fearlessness about spiders?  Well, this week we discuss two articles that say, "Yes."  Featuring our very first call-in co-host, anecdotes galore about Rob's favorite video games, and more terrifying spider scenarios than you could shake a stick it.  Strap on those VR headsets and step into the next level of research-based entertainment.  And we never even mention that "Virtual Reality" song, because we refuse to make the easy references.  And we ran out of money to license it.

Articles discussed this episode:

Bouchard, S., Cote, S., St-Jacques, J., Robillard, G., & Renaud, P.   (2006).  Effectiveness of virtual reality exposure in the treatment of arachnophobia using 3D games.  Technology and Health Care, 14, 19-27.  

Padgett, L.S., Strickland, D., & Coles, C.D.  (2006).  Case study: Using a virtual reality computer game to teach fire safety skills to children diagnosed with fetal alcohol syndrome.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 31, 65-70.  doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsj030

And for the gravy:

Morina, N., Ijntema, H., Meyerbroker, K., & Emmelkamp, P.M.G.  (2015).  Can virtual reality exposure therapy gains be generalized to real-life? A meta-analysis of studies applying behavioral assessments.  Behaviour Research and Therapy, 74.  18-24.  doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2015.08.010

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