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Study Resources and Recommended Reading

The following study resources and books are recommended by the Center for Behavior Analysis for all students in our program. Some of these are required for coursework (please see your syllabus) and others will be helpful with exam prep or personal enrichment in the field. If you know of a great book that is not on this list, please share by emailing the Center for Behavior Analysis at UWF!

Exam Prep


Recommended Reading

  • Ariely, D. (2010). Predictably irrational, revised and expanded edition: The hidden forces that shape our decisions.  ISBN-10: 9780061353246
  • Atkins, P. W. B., Wilson, D. S., Hayes, S .C.,Ryan, R. M. (2019) Prosocial: Using evolutionary science to build productive, equitable, and collaborative groups. Context Press.
  • Bailey, J.S. & Burch, M. (2011). Ethics for behavior analysts. ISBN-10: 0415880300
  • Carnegie, D. (1998). How to win friends and influence people.  ISBN-10: 0671027034
  • Cooper, J.O., Heron, T.E., & Heward, W.L. (2007). Applied behavior analysis (2nd ed.). ISBN-10: 0131421131
  • Daniels, A.C. (2007). Other people’s habits. ISBN-10: 0937100145
  • Daniels, A.C. & Bailey, J.S. (2014). Performance management: Changing behavior that drives organizational performance. ISBN-10: 0937100250
  • Mayer, G.R., Sulzer-Azaroff, & Wallace, M. (2013). Behavior analysis for lasting change. ISBN-10: 1597380504
  • Kazdin, A.E. (2010). Single-case research designs: Methods for clinical and applied settings. ISBN-10: 0195341880
  • Johnston, J.M & Pennypacker, H.S. (2008). Strategies and tactics of behavioral research. ISBN-10: 0805858822
  • Johnston, J.M. (2013). Radical behaviorism for ABA Practitioners. ISBN-10: 1597380431
  • Kennedy, C.  (2004). Single-case designs for educational research. ISBN-10: 0205340237
  • Loovas, O.I. (2002). Teaching individuals with developmental delays: Basic intervention techniques.  ISBN-10: 0890798893
  • Pennypacker, H.S. (2003). Handbook of the standard celebration chart. ISBN-10: 1881317137
  • Risley, T.R. & Hart, B. (1995). Meaningful differences in everyday experience of young American Children.  ISBN-10: 1557661979
  • Skinner, B.F. (1965). Science and human behavior. ISBN-10: 0029290406
  • Skinner, B.F. (1991). The behavior of organisms. ISBN-10: 087411487X
  • Skinner, B.F. (1991). Verbal behavior. ISBN-10: 0874115914
  • Skinner, B.F. (2005). Walden two. ISBN-10: 0872207781
  • Sidman, M. (1988). Tactics of scientific research: Evaluating experimental data in psychology. ISBN-10: 0962331104
  • Sundberg, M.L. & Partington, J.W. (2010) Teaching language to children with autism or other developmental disabilities. ISBN-10: 0981835651
  • Wilson, D. S. (2019). This view of life: Completing the Darwinian Revolution. Vintage.
  • Wilson, D. S., Hayes, S. C., Biglan, A. (Eds.). (2018).  Evolution and Contextual Behavior Science: An integrated framework.