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Science: Social_Sciences: Psychology: Behavior_Analysis

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William S. Verplanck
- Dr. Verplank has spent 50 years doing behavior analysis, research, and a little psychophysics, in the lab and in the real world.



Animal Trainer's Guide to Operant Conditioning
Describes the science and terminology of operant conditioning and how it can be used in animal training. Explores the use of conditioned reinforcers and "clicker training", too.

Applied Behavior Analysis Resources for Recovery from Autism/PDD/Hyperlexia
Resources for behavioral intervention for autism: research, professionals, schools, support groups, curriculum materials, and special education and legal resources.

Behavior Analysis (Tom Donaldson)
Tom's home page shows that a career in behavior analysis can get sidetracked by those seductive computers found in the behavior lab. But he's maintained an excellent webpage that links to Internet resources on behavior analysis.

Behavior Analysts, Inc.
Behavior Analysts, Inc., seeks to provide high-quality, effective interventions for children with developmental disabilities, and to provide training to other professionals in the delivery of these services.

Behavioral Science Technology, Inc
Resource for people interested in behavioral safety, injury prevention, behavior-based quality and other applications of behavioral technology. News, results data, articles, discussion groups and listings of seminars and BST products.

Behaviorism Tutorial: Athabasca University
Free online introductory tutorial on Behaviorism. Focuses on the distinction between methodological and radical behaviourism.

Behaviorists For Social Responsibility
Contingencies shape and maintain behavior that affects individual choices, social justice, and environmental protection. The search for contingencies that enhance these outcomes, instead of ignoring them, is a concern of this site.

Behaviour Analysis and Learning
Annotated list of behavior analysis resources.

Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies
Rich set of resources for research, professional advancement, and applications to education, industry, and special populations. Sections on aging, autism, parenting, behavioral safety, organizational behavior, pets and animals, and verbal behavior.

Click-l
Companion website to the click-l mailing list. Clicker Training, based on Karen Pryor's book, "Don't Shoot the Dog", is about using a bridge (secondary reinforcer) to shape behavior. Check out "Gems" section in particular.

Comprehensive Application of Behavioral Analysis to Schooling
This systems approach to schooling is a registered trademark developed and held by Dr. R. Douglas Greer of Columbia University Teachers College. The site provides information about a behavioral model of schooling that draws on the experimental and applied branches of the science of behavior. Information about the model and the schools offering it are available here.

Glossary of Terms for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior
Glossary of basic terms of Behavior Analysis, plus definitional quotations from classic works.

Joint Control
Abstracts of published articles and presented papers on joint control. Highly technical. Application of Skinner's concepts of verbal behavior to a rigorous, behavioral description of those human performances commonly ascribed to hypothesized psychological processes of perception, cognition, memory, problem solving, and goal orientation.

Los Horcones: A Walden Two community
A Walden Two community (after the book by Fred Skinner) founded in 1973. Los Horcones is an experimental culture. It functions as a social laboratory where cultural practices or macrocontingencies are scientifically studied from a behavioral analytic perspective.

Performance Management
General information on and description of performance management, plus articles, newsletter, book reviews, links to international performance management consultancies.

Positive Reinforcement: A Self-Instructional Exercise
Online tutorial on positive reinforcement. Also serves as an example of the self-instructional "distance learning" exercises used in many Athabasca University (Canada) courses.

Reinforcing Behaviour Therapy
Individual research project explaining the effects of reinforcement on behavior.

USF Behavior Analysis home page
University of South Florida's programs; resources in behavior analysis.

57 Years of Searching Among Behaviorisms: A Memoir
Paper given by Verplanck on his scientific career in various sorts of behavior analysis. Really interesting history.

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