Dear Friends of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, You may have learned of the sad news that our Chair of the Board of Directors, Dr. Pennypacker passed away in Gainesville last week at the age of 86. He was the intellectual leader and much of the cohesive...
The Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies is sad to report that we lost this distinguished member of our community. Dr. Beth Sulzer-Azaroff was an ardent supporter of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies through spirit, volunteer work and financial...
“This stuff is powerful, I’m gonna keep doing it.”
…my approach is the same: make sure the behavior is doable; ensure there’s motivation and environmental support; reduce or eliminate coercion; always look to the contingencies.
“I’m proud of my students and their work, and how we developed a line of research related to communication/verbal behavior and RFT/rule governance in organizations. Developing your niche is hard to do and takes courage.”
“Behavior analysts should work on speaking to a broader audience in ways that the audience is receptive to and finding ways to disseminate and tell our story more effectively.”
“I am most proud of the 43 doctoral students I have trained, and the numerous sabbatical visitors who have spent time working with me. These people are the future of our field…”
“While Skinner was a very nice guy he was often demonized. Many people only accept behavior analysis after they see the practical applications.”
“If you want to make advances in your field, don’t stay in the safe and fashionable middle, go for the edges.”
“We need to find more and better ways to educate the general public about our science.”