Because it isn’t just about preaching to the choir and we can definitely work on learning from others.
Freedman, D. H. (2016). Improving Public Perception of Behavior Analysis. The Behavior Analyst, 39(1), 89–95. http://doi.org/10.1007/s40614-015-0045-2
Foa, E. B., Gillihan, S. J., & Bryant, R. A. (2013). Challenges and Successes in Dissemination of Evidence-Based Treatments for Posttraumatic Stress: Lessons Learned From Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD. Psychological Science in the Public Interest : A Journal of the American Psychological Society, 14(2), 65–111. http://doi.org/10.1177/1529100612468841
Kurti, A. N., & Dallery, J. (2014). Integrating technological advancements in behavioral interventions to promote health: Unprecedented opportunities. Revista Mexicana de Analisis de La Conducta = Mexican Journal of Behavior Analysis, 40(2), 106–126.
Schlinger, H. D. (2014). Publishing Outside the Box: Unforeseen Dividends of Talking to Strangers. The Behavior Analyst, 37(2), 77–81. http://doi.org/10.1007/s40614-014-0010-5
Feel free to leave a comment or email me to let me know what you think about the “A taste of research” series.
Remember, the lists I post as part of this series are not all inclusive. They provide a sampling of the type of work one can do as a behavior analyst/scientist outside the field of autism intervention.
Disclaimer: It is not too late to work with other populations if your training is with individuals with autism. Quite the contrary, we need more behavior scientists in other settings. If you do go to work in a public school setting or a eldercare setting or any other setting for that matter, make sure you form a relationship with a mentor who has worked in that setting for a minimum of 5 years or is otherwise deemed competent in the area you would like to provide services in (for more on this see the BACB Professional and Ethical Compliance Code Section 1.02) ). There is so much to learn and reading journal articles alone won’t teach it to you! The articles that I will include in each week’s list are meant to pique your interest in other areas, not serve as substitute for intensive study and additional training, mentorship, or supervision.