A compassionate approach to behavior change: Why you need to be more constructional (recording)

In this webinar, Mary Hunter chatted with Cameron Scallan, BCBA, and Dr. Jesús Rosales-Ruiz about their recently published article: “The Constructional Approach: A Compassionate Approach to Behavior Change.” They discussed what it means to be compassionate, what it means to be constructional, and why all of this matters. We hope you enjoy the recording! Webinar … Read more

Lessons from Dr. Ogden Lindsley

In this webinar, Dr. Rosales-Ruiz shared some of his favorite stories from his time working with Dr. Ogden Lindsley. He discussed what it was like working with Ogden, how to think about research, Ogden’s ideas about movement cycles and conditioned reinforcers, the acronym MUSIC, and more. He even explained why you shouldn’t milk a chicken! … Read more

The PORTL Laboratory (SQAB 2022)

In May 2022, as part of the 48th annual ABAI convention, Mary Hunter was invited to give a SQAB Invited Preeminent Tutorial about “The PORTL Laboratory.” SQAB, which stands for the Society for the Quantitative Analyses of Behavior, was founded in 1978 by M. L. Commons and J. A. Nevin to present and publish material … Read more

PORTL reinforcer system (video)

This video demonstrates the PORTL reinforcement delivery process. It shows what happens when the correct behavior occurs: – The teacher clicks the clicker. – The learner holds out a hand. – The teacher places a block in the learner’s hand. – The learner places the block in the bowl. – The teacher’s hand returns to … Read more

How to build your own PORTL kit

The following excerpt is from PORTL: The Portable Operant Research and Teaching Lab (pages 12-13).To buy a copy of the PORTL manual or a PORTL kit, visit our Store.For more information about PORTL, please visit our resource page. PORTL requires simple, inexpensive equipment. You will need the following: A collection of at least a dozen … Read more