Molecular (Moment-to-Moment) and Molar (Aggregate) Analyses of Behavior | Journal Club Series

Dr. Nicole Bank, BCBA, LBA-TX

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Earn 3 Learning BACB® CEUs!

This installment in our Journal Club Series will cover the article, “Molecular (moment-to-moment) and molar (aggregate) analyses of behavior” authored by Charles Shimp published in Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior. CEUs are provided for reading the article, participating in an online discussion, and completing an article content quiz.
$49.99

The terms molar and molecular have been a part of behavior analytic jargon for a long time. This paper reviews all the ways these terms have been used in the field and discusses the theoretical implications of these various uses of the terms. The paper concludes with a discussion on strengthening responses and moment-to-moment behavior stream simulation.

This is an interactive live online journal club. Participants will receive 3 Learning 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. CEUs 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!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Purchase the journal club meeting you would like to attend.
  2. Follow instructions for downloading a copy of the article.
  3. Add the following emails to your contacts in order to avoid important emails going to spam:

support@behaviordevelopmentsolutions.com AND PartnershipServices@gmail.com

  1. Receive an email for instructions on scheduling your online discussion. Once the online discussion is scheduled, you will receive a link for the online discussion.
  2. Read the article in its entirety.
  3. Join the journal club meeting at the scheduled time. Please mute your microphone upon entry.
  4. Stay online and involved for the 1-hour journal club meeting.
  5. Receive a link to the content quiz.
  6. Complete the content quiz to 80% accuracy.
  7. Receive 3 CEUs.

Objectives:

  1. Describe the background of the use of the terms molar and molecular
  2. Identify the ten uses of the terms molar and molecular
  3. Describe the proposed four parts of shaping and aggregating
  4. Describe some criticisms of the shaping and aggregating usage
  5. Describe how historical accounts of behavior analysis contribute to the use of these terms