Screams, Slaps, and Love: The Strange Birth of Applied Behavior Analysis

  title={Screams, Slaps, and Love: The Strange Birth of Applied Behavior Analysis},
  author={Rachel A. Bowman and Jeffrey P. Baker},
  pages={364 - 366}
* Abbreviations: ABA — : applied behavior analysis UCLA — : University of California at Los Angeles On May 7, 1965, an extraordinary photo essay titled “Screams, Slaps, and Love” appeared in the pages of Life magazine. It portrayed the lives of 4 “utterly withdrawn children whose minds are sealed against all human contact and whose uncontrolled madness had turned their homes into hells.”1 Their diagnosis was “childhood schizophrenia,” the term applied at the time to the condition we know as… 
7 Citations

Figures from this paper

Treatment for whom? Towards a phenomenological resolution of controversy within autism treatment.
  • Themistoklis Pantazakos
  • Psychology, Philosophy
    Studies in history and philosophy of biological and biomedical sciences
  • 2019
A critique of medicalisation: three instances
Three different examples where the existence of mental illness and developmental delay has been presumed are explored to shed light on the way what Foucault calls the emergence of a regime of truth is made to exist through the construction of a system of truth around it.
Evidence of Potentially Harmful Psychological Treatments for Children and Adolescents
Risks associated with PHTCs can be identified through close examination before children are exposed to them and harmed, and prevention or reduction of PHTC use may be possible.
A Functional Analysis Of Leader Behavior In A Behavioral Health Setting
A requirement for Maine behavioral health organizations to provide all employees with evaluations lacks guidelines on how to evaluate leader behavior; best practices are to provide a multifaceted
The Regulatory Failure to Define Essential Health Benefits
  • Amy B. Monahan
  • Medicine, Political Science
    American Journal of Law & Medicine
  • 2018
HHS has implemented the EHB requirements in a manner that appears structurally incapable of achieving the goals of the statute, and permitted insurers to compete for low-risk insureds, avoid paying for certain high-cost treatments, and prevented consumers from making fully informed purchasing decisions.
University of Southampton
................................................................................................ .iii Acknowledgements


Autism in 1959: Joey the Mechanical Boy
Joey's story illuminates how autism was understood in the 1950s, a time when the term was still new to many Americans and no one did more to promote this theory than Dr Bruno Bettelheim, a survivor of the concentration camp of Dachau.
The Empty Fortress: Infantile Autism and the Birth of the Self
Psychoanalysis has long represented itself as being not only a treatment tool but a method of research, but even the most died-in-the-wool, orthodox analyst would not in this day and age claim that self-understanding can come in no other ways than through his chosen discipline.
O. Ivar Lovaas: Pioneer of Applied Behavior Analysis and Intervention for Children with Autism
O. Ivar Lovaas (1927–2010) devoted nearly half a century to ground-breaking research and practice aimed at improving the lives of children with autism and their families. In the 1960s, he pioneered
Risks and benefits in the treatment of autistic children
Faced with the alternative of severe injury, or sometimes even death of their Child, parents may turn to methods that are unorthodox, unexplored, sometimes unapproved, or even condemned by existing traditional therapists.
Infantile autism: The syndrome and its implications for a neural theory of behavior.
Bernard Rimland published his book Infantile Autism: The Syndrome and Its Implications for a Neural Theory of Behavior (hereafter Infantile Autism)in 1964. The book proposed a theory to explain the
Mental Health: A Report of the Surgen General
It is made evident that the neuroscience of mental health-a term that encompasses studies extending from molecular events to psychological, behavioral, and societal phenomena-has emerged as one of the most exciting arenas of scientific activity and human inquiry.
The effects of autism on the family
I: Introduction.- 1 Professional Attitudes toward Parents: A Forty-Year Progress Report.- II: Overview.- 2 Handicapped Children and Their Families.- 3 Research Concerning Families of Children with
A Hero of Our Time
A masterpiece of Russian prose, Lermontov's only novel was influential for many later 19th century authors, including Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, and Chekhov. Lermotov's hero, Pechorin, is a dangerous man,
The Role of the National Society in Working with Families
The National Society for Children and Adults with Autism (NSAC)* can be understood as a family, with all the shades of meaning, all the positive and negative connotations, all the happiness, elation,