“Different, not less.” – Temple Grandin
The holiday season is officially upon us. Sounds of Bing Crosby have filled the airwaves, neighborhoods are aglow with LED and twinkle lights, while businesses begin to embrace for one of their biggest paydays of the year – Black Friday.
“A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.” – B. F. Skinner
Of all of the behavior change tactics in a behavior analyst’s arsenal, positive reinforcement is arguably the proverbial intervention of choice – and for good reason. Its well established efficacy, acceptability, and marketability to parents and educators makes positive reinforcement …
“That there could be a science of behavior, of what we do, of who we are? How could you resist that?” – Donald Baer
“What is love except another name for the use of positive reinforcement?” – B.F. Skinner, Walden Two My wife and I celebrated our one year wedding anniversary this fall.
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