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Journal Club Series: Session 5 | Resolving Barriers to an Applied Science of the Human Condition: Rule Governance and the Verbal Behavior of Applied Scientists - February 28, 2020 at 12pm - 1pm ET

by Nicole Bank, BCBA

Earn 3 BACB Type 2 CE credits!

This fifth installment in our Journal Club Series will cover the article, “Resolving Barriers to an Applied Science of the Human Condition: Rule Governance and the Verbal Behavior of Applied Scientists” authored by Ivancic and Belisle published in The Analysis of Verbal Behavior. CEU credits are provided for reading the article, participating in an online discussion, and completing an article content quiz.

This LIVE webinar will be held on February 28, 2020 at 12pm - 1pm ET.
Please read the product page carefully for details.

About the Course: Some researchers contend that our restricted application of behavioral principles suggests our analysis of human language is not sufficient to understand the verbal behavior of typically developing adults. This article provides support for such an argument and suggests the future success of the field relies on modifying our own verbal behavior as applied scientists.


About the BDS Journal Club Series: This is an interactive live online journal club. Participants will receive 3.0 Type II BACB® CEUs for completing all journal club activities. Participants are required to have read the entire article before attending the scheduled one-hour live online journal club discussion. Journal club discussions will include article details, article results, and implications for practice. Active participation is required. CE credit will be provided after completing an article content quiz on the BDS learning platform. Only those who read the article and actively participate in the live online discussion will be invited to take the content quiz. BDS is interested in increasing scholarly activities and discussion among BCBAs and BCaBAs. Stay tuned for future CE events in the BDS Journal Club Series!



  1.      Provide Skinner’s proposal to use behavior science to address suffering in the world.
  2.      Identify the three proposed barriers to Skinner’s solutions.
  3.      State how philosophy may have led to the current state of our science.
  4.      State how bottom-up theorizing may have led to the current state of our science.
  5.      Provide examples of how RFT strategies can help applied behavior scientists promote the field.


Here’s how it works:

  1. Purchase the journal club meeting you would like to attend.
  2. Add the following emails to your contacts in order to avoid important emails going to spam: AND
  3. Receive a link to the article.
  4. Read the article in its entirety.    
  5. Receive a link to the scheduled journal club meeting (make sure you can attend Friday, February 28th at 12:00 EST (11:00 CST/10:00 MST/9:00 PST
  6. Join the journal club meeting at the scheduled time. Please mute your microphone upon entry.
  7. Stay online and involved for the 1-hour journal club meeting.
  8. Receive a link to the content quiz.
  9. Complete the content quiz to 80% accuracy.
  10. Receive 3 CEUs.


Mandatory Disclaimer:
The Behavior Analyst Certification Board® does not warrant, endorse, sponsor, approve or partner with the CE events, this organization, or instructors. (Note that the above disclaimer does not mean that the BACB disapproves these products. They simply don't endorse any CE products or events and they want you to know this. However, they do approve providers and BDS is an Approved CE Provider. Therefore, you can rest assured that your CE credits will be accepted by the BACB.)

To manage your CE credits on the BACB web site, you will need our ACE Provider number: OP-02-0017. 
BDS is an authorized Type II continuing education provider. 

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