Category Archive: Vol. 43, No. 2 (2017)

Introduction. Instrumentation in Behavior Analysis

Martes, Octubre 31st, 2017 | Categoría: Vol. 43, No. 2 (2017)
Introduction. Instrumentation in Behavior Analysis Kennon A. Lattal and Masako Yoshioka West Virginia University and Aichi University ver más »

A Selective Look at Some Pre-Skinnerian Cumulative Recording Systems and Cumulative Records and in Physiology and Psychology

Martes, Octubre 31st, 2017 | Categoría: Vol. 43, No. 2 (2017)
A Selective Look at Some Pre-Skinnerian Cumulative Recording Systems and Cumulative Records and in Physiology and Psychology James T. Todd Eastern Michigan University Abstract Although the cumulative record and cumulative recorder have become closely identified with B.F. Skinner and the experimental analysis of behavior, they actually predate both. The purpose ver más »

The road from lever-press to GPS

Martes, Octubre 31st, 2017 | Categoría: Vol. 43, No. 2 (2017)
The road from lever-press to GPS Elias Robles Arizona State University Abstract B.F. Skinner developed the operant laboratory using electromechanical technology available in the 1930s. Since then, electronics and digital computers have changed the way in which events are recorded, and experiments programed and controlled. However, the essential features of ver más »

Improving the Human Instrument

Martes, Octubre 31st, 2017 | Categoría: Vol. 43, No. 2 (2017)
Improving the Human Instrument Kennon A. Lattal and Masako Yoshioka West Virginia University and Aichi University Abstract In this review, Homo sapiens is considered as a scientific instrument functioning to arrange contingencies of reinforcement and punishment, and to measure the behavioral effects of such arrangements. The human’s performance as an ver más »

The Skinner Box Evolving to Detect Movement and Vocalization

Martes, Octubre 31st, 2017 | Categoría: Vol. 43, No. 2 (2017)
The Skinner Box Evolving to Detect Movement and Vocalization Kazuchika Manabe Nihon University Abstract A typical Skinner box has three essential features: discriminanda, an operandum, and a device for delivering reinforcers, usually a feeder. These features correspond to Skinner’s three-term contingency consisting of a stimulus, a response, and a consequence. ver más »

An Inexpensive Method to Study Response Variability in Acquisition and Extinction of Operant Behavior

Martes, Octubre 31st, 2017 | Categoría: Vol. 43, No. 2 (2017)
An Inexpensive Method to Study Response Variability in Acquisition and Extinction of Operant Behavior Iver H. Iversen University of North Florida Abstract To examine operant response variability in detail, a lever was attached to the Thumbstick of a videogame controller, which functions as a joystick. The controller was mounted outside ver más »

New Technologies Applied to Operant Research: Inexpensive Photocells for the Arduino-Visual Basic Interface

Martes, Octubre 31st, 2017 | Categoría: Vol. 43, No. 2 (2017)
New Technologies Applied to Operant Research: Inexpensive Photocells for the Arduino-Visual Basic Interface Rogelio Escobar and Nadia Santillán National Autonomous University of Mexico Abstract In recent years, technological advances in electronics have been applied for designing flexible and inexpensive interfaces for recording and controlling events in operant research. One example, ver más »

Technology-Based Monitoring and Intervention Delivery: Expanding Behavior-Analytic Treatment to Health Behavior

Martes, Octubre 31st, 2017 | Categoría: Vol. 43, No. 2 (2017)
Technology-Based Monitoring and Intervention Delivery: Expanding Behavior-Analytic Treatment to Health Behavior Lisa M. Stedman-Falls and Jesse Dallery University of Florida Abstract Technology-based health interventions are providing unprecedented ways to improve a range of socially significant behavior. In this article, we provide behavior analysts with an overview of technology-based platforms and ver más »