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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.

    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

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    • 42 min
    213 | ABA Pt. 3: Little Robots

    213 | ABA Pt. 3: Little Robots

    One of the challenging aspects of teaching new behaviors is to teach them in such a way that they are meaningful to the individual, their social community, and to their family. Doing so can result in behaviors and speech that sound repetitive to the point of appearing robotic. It is something that can be offputting, and something that we can improve. Onward!

    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

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    Abraham: Adopt something

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

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    • 41 min
    212 | ABA Pt. 2: A History of Punishment

    212 | ABA Pt. 2: A History of Punishment

    This discussion follows us into the past as we talk about the use of punishment as an intervention for changing behavior. This practice stood alongside a host of horrific treatments from a range of different fields for neuro-diverse individuals. But the use of punishment is all but completely absent from contemporary ABA. Nevertheless, we understand the concern about seeing our loved ones in distress.

    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

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    • 40 min
    211 | Applied Behavior Analysis Part 1

    211 | Applied Behavior Analysis Part 1

    Recent increases in the controversial accusations that Applied Behavior Analysis is harmful, abusive, and similar to conversion therapy, have lead to a vitriolic feud online. Although the message isn't very clear, we did our best to listen and distill the most common arguments into several points specific points. This is the first part introducing what is shaping up to be our most ambitious project to date.

    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

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    210 | Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sex Work (But Were Too Afraid to Ask)

    210 | Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sex Work (But Were Too Afraid to Ask)

    Sex work is one of the oldest professions. In places where it is legal (or at least decriminalized), sex work is safe, healthy, and protects the workers. In places where it is blocked and criminalized, sex workers are raped, brutalized, exploited, and suffer mental health issues. The "righteous" path is the dangerous path. The worst part is, the people who condemn sex work are often benefitting from it. Learn all about why it happens and some of the myths that exist around it.

    Links for Today:

    https://sexworkersproject.org/media-toolkit/downloads/08-Myths.pdf

    https://prostitution.procon.org/historical-timeline/

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12082669/

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/strictly-casual/201410/do-sex-workers-have-more-mental-health-problems

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/16-facts-about-sexual-ass_b_8711720

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6289426/

    https://prostitutescollective.net/facts-about-sex-work-sheet/

    https://womensagenda.com.au/latest/sex-workers-facts-and-myths/

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    209 | Appliance, Silk, Blue: Anniversary Traditions

    209 | Appliance, Silk, Blue: Anniversary Traditions

    There are certain gifts expected for specific anniversary traditions. What may have started out as genuine support eventually blossomed into a practice guide and capitalist boondoggle. Plus, we found some bizarre and fascinating trends along the way. Four more years, four more years!

    Links for Today:

    https://www.thespruce.com/history-of-wedding-anniversary-gift-lists-2302036

    https://people.howstuffworks.com/culture-traditions/cultural-traditions/traditional-anniversary-gifts.htm

    https://www.welsh-lovespoons.co.uk/

    https://bgeventsandcatering.com/a-breakdown-of-traditional-anniversary-colors/

    https://www.brides.com/wedding-coins-5077506

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    Salena: Be creative with your own traditions, make your own.

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    • 49 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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