Science, Skepticism and Applied Behavior Analysis (Normand, 2008) (1 BACB CEU)

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Gillian Martin

Soiléir's aim is to help you focus on working with people in a supportive way to overcome difficulties and promote well-being using evidenced based, psychological concepts. Services include face to face and online learning opportunities; and supervision for Board Certified Behaviour Analysts.

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Science, Skepticism and Applied Behavior Analysis

(Normand, 2008)

 

Part of Soiléir's Curiosity Corner Series

Behavior Analyst Certification Board Type 2 CE (1 CEU)

 

 

 Course Summary 

This Paper Review focuses on the paper published in 2008 titled 'Science, Skepticism and Applied Behavior Analysis' by Matthew P Normand, University of the Pacific. It was originally published in Behavior Analysis in Practice 2008 Vol 1(2): Pp 42–49.

Simply read the paper by downloading it from the link below and answer the quiz that follows correctly. When you have answered all questions correctly and achieved 100%, press the 'submit' button. Your certificate will then be e-mailed to you.

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  Award  

Participants who successfully complete the quiz will be awarded one Type 2 CEU that can be used as part of the requirements for the BACB certification cycle. 

 

 

  Article Abstract  

Pseudoscientific claims concerning medical and psychological treatments of all varieties are commonplace. As behavior analysts, a sound skeptical approach to our science and practice is essential. The present paper offers an overview of science and skepticism and discusses the relationship of skepticism to behavior analysis, with an emphasis on the types of issues concerning behavior analysts in practice.​

 

  Article Access  

The paper is accessible through PubMed Central (PMC), which is a free archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM) provided there courtesy of Association for Behavior Analysis International. Please see the link below.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2846586/

 

 

  About the Course Instructor  

Gillian Martin is a Chartered Psychologist and Board Certified Behaviour Analyst with over 20 years of experience supporting people using behaviour science in Ireland, the United Kingdom and the USA.  As well as clinical work, she have always had a strong interest in staff well-being, training, development and supporting teams to think through new concepts and find solutions.The values that drive her work include respect, curiosity, equality and integrity.

 

 

 

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