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Amygdala involvement in human avoidance, escape and approach behavior
Article on amygdala involvement in human avoidance, escape and approach behavior. The authors examine amygdala reactivity to threatening cues when avoidance responding consistently prevented contact with an upcoming aversive event (money loss).
Behavioral Cusps: A Developmental and Pragmatic Concept for Behavior Analysis
Article on behavioral cusps and a developmental and pragmatic concept for behavior analysis.
The Development of Interests in Children with Autism: A Method to Establish Baselines for Analyses and Evaluation
This article discusses development of interests in children with autism.
The Effects of a Supportive Communication Training Workshop on the Verbal Behavior of Behavior Analysis
Article on the effects of a supportive communication training workshop on the verbal behavior of behavior analysts.
Emerging Opportunities in Higher Education: Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism
This article discusses applying behavior analysis to autism.
Functional Analysis and Treatment of Self-Injury in a Captive Olive Baboon
Article on the functional analysis and treatment of self-injury in a captive olive baboon.
Generalization of socially transmitted and instructed avoidance
This article compares two pathways to avoidance--instructions and social observation--on subsequent generalization of avoidance behavior, fear expectancy and physiological arousal.
Generalized anxiety modulates frontal and limbic activation in major depression
This article explores how generalized anxiety modulates frontal and limbic activation in major depression. The authors' findings highlight frontal and limbic hypoactivation in patients with depression and comorbid anxiety and indicate that anxiety level may modulate frontal and limbic activation depending upon the emotional context.
Loading the Problem Loader: The Effects of Target Training and Shaping on Trailer-Loading Behavior of Horses
Article on the effects of target training and shaping on the trailer-loading behavior of horses.
Not so bad: avoidance and aversive discounting modulate threat appraisal in anterior cingulate and medial prefrontal cortex
This article describes an investigation in which 30 healthy adults underwent functional neuroimaging while completing an avoidance task in which responses to an Avoidable CS+ threat prevented delivery of an aversive stimulus, but not to an Unavoidable CS+ threat.
Nothing to fear? Neural systems supporting avoidance behavior in healthy youths
Article discussing neural systems supporting avoidance behavior in healthy youths. The author's investigation examined brain activation patterns to threatening cues that prompted avoidance in healthy youths.
Occipitoparietal contributions to recognition memory: stimulus encoding prompted by verbal instructions and operant contingencies
This article discusses occipitoparietal contributions to recognition memory and stimulus encoding prompted by verbal instructions and operant contingencies.
Teaching and Learning Technologies in Higher Education: Applied Behaviour Analysis and Autism: "Necessity is the Mother of Invention"
Article discussing current thinking about adult education and blended learning technologies, as well as examples of emerging possibilities of multimedia technology in the development of teaching materials.
Three Important Things to Consider When Starting Intervention for a Child Diagnosed with Autism
Article discussing three important things to consider when starting intervention for a child diagnosed with autism.