Reward and Consent
Blogging for ethical uses of Applied Behavior Analysis with no coercion or commandment of anyone, especially autistics and others with disabilities, and for positive reinforcement of people with more power who do the right thing, a constructive version of what B.F. Skinner called "counter-control."
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Image SourceAlthough their academic literature stresses alternatives to punishment, Board Certified Behavior Analysts can easily ignore or even punish children who complain about their punishments. According to the consent language of the Behavior Analysis Certification Board's conduct "guidelines" for behavior analysts, if a child or incapacitated adult says, "Leave me alone," and a parent or guardian signs a legally-written informed consent document to an individual's behavior change program, […]
This story of my unpleasant encounter with the Ferguson Police Department is minor compared to the militant assault the people on the ground have suffered. I would like to document it here nevertheless to confirm that their stories about the Ferguson Police are real. I am typing from memory 12:30 am Friday, not yet in bed since the incident.Earlier Thursday evening I called the phone number for the Ferguson Police Department as listed on their website. I asked to speak with their media […]
Embedded at the bottom of this post is the audio recording of a telephone interview I conducted today with the media relations officer of the St. Louis County Police Department. They are currently investigating the shooting death of Michael Brown in the city of Ferguson, Missouri which happened Saturday, August 9, 2014.Regarding police restriction of media access to Ferguson, he said he had not seen this while he was in Ferguson every night. He said the scope of the county investigation only […]
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