Melissa R Nosik

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In recent decades, behavior analysts have generally used two different concepts to speak about motivational influences on operant contingencies: setting event and motivating operation. Although both concepts still appear in the contemporary behavior-analytic literature and were designed to address the same antecedent phenomena, the concepts are quite(More)
This annotated bibliography summarizes journal articles on verbal behavior published outside of The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, the primary journal for scholarship in this area. Seventeen such articles were published in 2014 and are annotated as a resource for practitioners, researchers, and educators.
Dixon et al. Behavior Analysis in Practice 8:7-15, 2015 evaluated the scholarly productivity of instructors in graduate-level, behavior-analytic training environments as a potential quality metric related to practitioner training. In our reply, we discuss the authors' premise and methodology, suggest alternative conceptualizations, and recommend a more(More)
Dymond, Clarke, Dunlap, and Steiner's (2000) analysis of international publication trends in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (JABA) from 1970 to 1999 revealed low numbers of publications from outside North America, leading the authors to express concern about the lack of international involvement in applied behavior analysis. They suggested that a(More)
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