Recent Advances in the Functional Analysis and Treatment of Destructive Behavior

Dr. Wayne Fisher

Functional analysis (FA) is an individualized assessment designed to evaluate a person’s destructive behavior in relation to environmental events that may affect the future probability of that behavior.  It is designed to identify (a) the environmental contexts in which destructive behavior is likely and unlikely to occur; (b) the consequences that reinforce destructive behavior; and … Read more

Understanding Microaggressions: Implications for Using a Science of Behavior to Promote and Support Safe and Inclusive Environments

Dr. Denise Rios

Microaggressions are defined as daily verbal and non-verbal assaults directed toward people from historically marginalized and stigmatized groups. When compared with overt acts of racism, microaggressions can cause just as much, if not more, psychological damage. Individuals from historically marginalized groups experience microaggressions in the workplace at an alarming rate, with Black/African American women experiencing … Read more

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