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Why We Do What We Do The WWDWWD Crew

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Create an enjoyable listener experience about psychological concepts that anyone can easily consume.

    219 | ABA Pt. 9: Reflections

    219 | ABA Pt. 9: Reflections

    If the last episode was the end, consider this the epilogue. The making-of, if you will. We recount our experiences with anxiety, ethics, planning, and all of the wonderful feedback we received. This is our postmortem for the process.

    Links for Today:

    https://childmind.org/article/controversy-around-applied-behavior-analysis/

    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23311908.2019.1641258#:~:text=The%20operant%20conditioning%20and%20compliance,typical%20clients%20would%20never%20pass.

    https://www.appliedbehavioranalysisedu.org/what-is-aba/

    https://www.inbloomautism.com/post/is-aba-abusive

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVXckOGvpMs

    We are on Reddit! https://www.reddit.com/user/WhyWeDoWhatWeDo

    Recommendations

    - Abraham: Rocky Mountain National Park (https://www.nps.gov/romo/index.htm)
    - Shane: Insomnia by Stephen King (https://stephenking.com/works/novel/insomnia.html)

    You can reach us directly at 775.525.0908, at info@wwdwwdpodcast.com, through the comments below OR on social via @wwdwwdpodcast or #wwdwwdpodcast.

    • 50 min
    218 | ABA Pt. 8: The Finale

    218 | ABA Pt. 8: The Finale

    The end. Fin. The culmination of the miniseries on the controversy around Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) as harmful. This final discussion is what we have been working toward over this entire series: the comparison of ABA to conversion therapy. The argument focuses on stereotypic behaviors and other "quirky" or non-normative behaviors in which non-neurotypical people might engage (not to mention that those neuro-typical people also demonstrate!). This was the most complex issue that we tackled and we are proud to bring you the conclusion of our efforts in this discussion.

    Links for Today:

    https://childmind.org/article/controversy-around-applied-behavior-analysis/

    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23311908.2019.1641258#:~:text=The%20operant%20conditioning%20and%20compliance,typical%20clients%20would%20never%20pass.

    https://www.appliedbehavioranalysisedu.org/what-is-aba/

    https://www.inbloomautism.com/post/is-aba-abusive

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVXckOGvpMs

    We are on Reddit! https://www.reddit.com/user/WhyWeDoWhatWeDo

    Recommendations
    Abraham: Everyone is your family (or inner circle)
    Shane: Southern Biscuits

    You can reach us directly at 775.525.0908, at info@wwdwwdpodcast.com, through the comments below OR on social via @wwdwwdpodcast or #wwdwwdpodcast.

    • 52 min
    217 | ABA Pt. 7: Feelings

    217 | ABA Pt. 7: Feelings

    The argument is that Behavior Analysts don't consider a child's emotional well-being and ignore their feelings. Specifically, this is in regard to blocking or preventing self-soothing behaviors such as self-stimulatory "stereotypic" behaviors. Discussions of feelings are essentially absent from professional discussions as well. The first thing to address in this space is that behavior analysts are humans with feelings and consider the fact that emotions are important. However, behavior analysts are not specialists in emotions and will usually refer out for emotional support from other professionals with experience and training in emotions. The second part is related to the first in respect to the level of expertise.

    Links for Today:

    https://childmind.org/article/controversy-around-applied-behavior-analysis/

    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23311908.2019.1641258#:~:text=The%20operant%20conditioning%20and%20compliance,typical%20clients%20would%20never%20pass.

    https://www.appliedbehavioranalysisedu.org/what-is-aba/

    https://www.inbloomautism.com/post/is-aba-abusive

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVXckOGvpMs

    We are on Reddit! https://www.reddit.com/user/WhyWeDoWhatWeDo

    Recommendations
    Recommendations

    Abraham: Daily Exercise Challenge

    Shane: Minus the Bear (https://www.minusthebear.com/)

    You can reach us directly at 775.525.0908, at info@wwdwwdpodcast.com, through the comments below OR on social via @wwdwwdpodcast or #wwdwwdpodcast.

    • 29 min
    216 | ABA Pt. 6: Dependency

    216 | ABA Pt. 6: Dependency

    Teaching, managing, supervising, etc. requires some amount of scaffolding to train new skills. For example, providing explicit instruction, demonstrating the performance, immediate feedback, and even physical guidance are all used to help learn a new skill. However, if not faded from the instruction, then the learner becomes dependent on the guidance to perform the task. Several strategies can help mitigate prompt-dependency and we talk about them!

    Links for Today:

    https://childmind.org/article/controversy-around-applied-behavior-analysis/

    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23311908.2019.1641258#:~:text=The%20operant%20conditioning%20and%20compliance,typical%20clients%20would%20never%20pass.

    https://www.appliedbehavioranalysisedu.org/what-is-aba/

    https://www.inbloomautism.com/post/is-aba-abusive

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVXckOGvpMs

    We are on Reddit! https://www.reddit.com/user/WhyWeDoWhatWeDo

    Recommendations
    Abraham: Loki (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loki_(TV_series)
    Shane: Whalebone Magazine (https://whalebonemag.com/)

    You can reach us directly at 775.525.0908, at info@wwdwwdpodcast.com, through the comments below OR on social via @wwdwwdpodcast or #wwdwwdpodcast.

    • 39 min
    215 | ABA Pt. 5: Obedience

    215 | ABA Pt. 5: Obedience

    Over compliance can arise in coercive situations inside of many contexts including workplaces, relationships, and in ABA. It can also arise under multiple circumstances such as a highly reinforcing, or a highly coercive environment. Either way, we want people to think for themselves and ask for help. Noncompliance for the win!

    Links for Today:

    https://childmind.org/article/controversy-around-applied-behavior-analysis/

    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23311908.2019.1641258#:~:text=The%20operant%20conditioning%20and%20compliance,typical%20clients%20would%20never%20pass.

    https://www.appliedbehavioranalysisedu.org/what-is-aba/

    https://www.inbloomautism.com/post/is-aba-abusive

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVXckOGvpMs

    We are on Reddit! https://www.reddit.com/user/WhyWeDoWhatWeDo

    Recommendations
    Abraham: Relient K “Forget and Not Slow Down” (https://g.co/kgs/W5VZyg)
    Shane: Do things you don’t normally do…for fun

    You can reach us directly at 775.525.0908, at info@wwdwwdpodcast.com, through the comments below OR on social via @wwdwwdpodcast or #wwdwwdpodcast.

    • 33 min
    214 | ABA Pt. 4: Applying It

    214 | ABA Pt. 4: Applying It

    One of the most substantial hurdles is ensuring that what we do can be applied to real-life situations. Generalization is one of the stated goals of the field of ABA and much has been done to increase the likelihood that kids can generalize their skills. Nevertheless, it is one of the areas in which we can and should do better.

    Links for Today:

    https://childmind.org/article/controversy-around-applied-behavior-analysis/

    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23311908.2019.1641258#:~:text=The%20operant%20conditioning%20and%20compliance,typical%20clients%20would%20never%20pass.

    https://www.appliedbehavioranalysisedu.org/what-is-aba/

    https://www.inbloomautism.com/post/is-aba-abusive

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVXckOGvpMs

    We are on Reddit! https://www.reddit.com/user/WhyWeDoWhatWeDo

    Recommendations
    Abraham: Adopt something

    Shane: Stephen King - Later (https://stephenking.com/works/novel/later.html)

    You can reach us directly at 775.525.0908, at info@wwdwwdpodcast.com, through the comments below OR on social via @wwdwwdpodcast or #wwdwwdpodcast.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

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65 Ratings

65 Ratings

MikeyTalented ,

My favorite podcast!

I have been in the mental health for a while now, and most recently working towards a Master’s in Applied Behvaior Analysis. I started looking into podcasts on Psychology to help build my educational repertoire.

WWDWWD quickly became my favorite podcast, along with the Controversial Exchange, another great show that RyanO is a part of.

Shane, Abraham, RyanO and the entire crew are super enjoyable to listen to. I think it’s super cool that they’re musicians and into “nerdy” things, and are able to interject their personalities into the podcast. It makes it super relatable to me.

They are well-versed and educated, but they do a great job making the material digestible.
WWDWWD quickly became my favorite podcast. Shane, Abraham, RyanO and the entire crew are super enjoyable to listen to. I think it’s super cool that they’re musicians and into “nerdy” things, and are able to interject their personalities into the podcast. It makes it super relatable to me.

They are well-versed and educated, but they do a great job making the material digestible. I appreciate how the hosts will lean to the conclusions with the most evidence to back them up, and look to debunk pseudoscience whenever it rears its head. That is so incredibly important in any science.
Not only are they are scientifically sound, that are also super fun to listen to! Highly highly recommend!

Faeriecrypt ,

Great podcast about a variety of topics in psychology

The hosts do an excellent job in explaining the more intricate details of the psychology in their topics and also share great rapport. Always do your research, of course, but this outlet is extremely valuable for engaging anyone interested in learning why we do what we do!

Jordon Peterson ,

All Lives Matter

Stop tribalism. How about a show on blind pandering. Have you looked at BLM website? It’s Communist propaganda.

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