Saturday, March 18, 2017

Applied Behavior Analysis did it to gays. They still do it to autistics. We call it false behavioral conversion therapy. It causes us Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), indisputably.

[Editorial notes: See also Altieri (April 15, 2017): As unbelievable as it sounds, ABA Leaks concludes, beyond a reasonable doubt, that Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a direct cause of their well-known extremely painful electric skin shock "treatment" now as we speak on gay victims of the newly-reported Russian concentration camps, the likes of which the world has never seen since Adolph Hitler's mid-Twentieth-Century, white-supremacy, neurotypical, scientifically-genocidal Nazi Party rounded up, imprisoned, tortured, sterilized, and annihilated 6,000,000 gays, disabled people, and all the others.

[See also Altieri (April 17, 2017): ABA Leaks concludes that a direct cause of the "shock treatment" in Chechnya's gay concentration camps is the pseudoscience cult called ABA.]

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B. F.  Skinner, the high priest of ABA, presses buttons and levers in torture of a rat in his electrified-grid-floor Skinner Box. He shocked rat behaviors to figure out the most "effective" way of shocking homo sapiens.

Rat in B. F. Skinner Box with electric grid floor.


Skinner put his baby daughter Debbie in a Skinner Box "Air Crib" also called an "Heir Crib."


Skinner (1945). Baby in a Box. Ladies' Home Journal



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Heterosexual responsiveness, measured by penile responses and reports of behavior, was strengthened in three homosexuals through a fading procedure. Using two slide projectors, colored slides of nude females were superimposed on colored slides of nude males. As the sexual response was emitted, the nude male was faded out and the nude female faded in. Heterosexual arousal decreased when the fading procedure was reversed or stopped and increased once again when fading was resumed. Homosexual arousal remained high during this experiment but had decreased in two subjects at follow-up. The results suggest that fading was responsible for altering stimulus control of sexual arousal and that aversive techniques may not be necessary in the treatment of sexual deviance." Barlow and Agras (1973, p. 1) in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (JABA)
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We call it false behavioral conversion by the profiteering pseudo-science cult called ABA and it causes us Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Kandaswamy (2016, p. 1) recognized the trauma ABA causes us in the Journal of Neurology and Neuroscience.

ABA Leaks founder, this Reward and Consent blogger, David Altieri, has notified the Ass. for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) and the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB) of the emerging body of anecdotal evidence self-reports of ABA-induced trauma. They have not returned his calls or emails. It appears ABA sticks its head in the sand and hopes to extinguish our verbal behavior hoping it will fade away to nothing by ignoring us when we try to reach out to them. Think again! ABA, you're entering mass-scale insurance fraud territory if your behavior problems should continue, as now you're on informal notice with this blog post. Although we're not attorneys, we can let prosecutors decide if there's a case against you down the road.

ABA typically misjudges people as problematic under its highly-unethical popular-norm-of-the-day standard which it claims it applies to "problems of social importance." Baer, Wolf, and Risley (1968) set all of ABA's scientific standards in "Some current dimensions of ABA." They explicitly valued heterosexuality and thus implicitly devalued homosexuality (p. 96). Thus they set the tone of behavioral misjudgments for the ABA generations that followed them with their main moralistic standard, namely that to do what most others do is the right thing to do. In the same 1(1) issue of JABA, the same Todd Risley (1968), skin shocked whom he called a "deviant autistic child" for climbing on the precious family furniture. Why he couldn't bolt the book shelves to the wall, get her a jungle gym, and train her to be a gymnast instead of shocking the hell out of her is impossible to fathom.

They did it to us gays. They called us "homosexual deviants." They used a "mechanical strain gauge for recording penile circumference change" and filled the gauge with poisonous mercury. Then they "treated" us with extremely painful electric ABA skin shock us because we were gay.

Vice President Pence did it and now he might want to do it to us again.

ABA still does it to us autistics. They never stopped calling us "deviants." They never stopped shocking us with extremely painful electric skin shock at the Judge Rotenberg Center in Canton, Massachusetts.

ABA forces autistics to inhale ammonia and puts bitter lemon juice on our lips, among its countless cruel and unusual "aversion therapy" techniques.

It promises parents it can make us normal. It cannot. We autistics love ourselves, what we learned from gay pride.

ABA denies the emerging body of anecdotal evidence that it causes its victims trauma. Therefore, ABA is a pseudoscience masquerading as a science. ABA points the finger at other so-called therapies and calls them pseudoscience, for example, what B. F. Skinner, their head man, labeled "mentalism," under which, he claimed, theories of the mind interfered with his investigations into what he called the true causes of behaviors, the interaction of the behaving organism with its environment, human animals included. True science, however, does not exclusively paint a rosy picture of itself, but ABA always does.

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In the Journal of Neurology and Neuroscience, 2016, Vol. 7, No. 3, article entitled "The neurological damage caused by repetitive behavior modification based therapies and the myth of 'Early Intensive Intervention' in autism," Kandaswamy (2016, p. 1) said,
With more and more individuals with autism who, after experiencing months and years of therapies such as ABA (are) “coming out” and sharing that ABA has caused even more severe disorders such as OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) and PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) [italics added] in them, the time has come to stop forcing on the autistic child those methods being used in autism therapy that is either showing no result and/or is causing damage to the brain of the child with autism, sometimes "permanently" and "irreversibly."

See next

Altieri (April 15, 2017): As unbelievable as it sounds, ABA Leaks concludes, beyond a reasonable doubt, that ABA is instigating their well-known extremely painful electric skin shock "treatment" now as we speak on gay victims of the newly-reported Russian concentration camps, the likes of which the world has never seen since Adolph Hitler's mid-Twentieth-Century, white-supremacy, neurotypical, scientifically-genocidal Nazi Party rounded up, imprisoned, tortured, sterilized, and annihilated 6,000,000 gays, disabled people, and all the others.

See also


Kosovkaya and Altieri (June 11, 2015): Anna Kosovskaya escapes Canton, Massachusetts' Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC) of extremely painful ABA electric skin shock "torture."

Altieri (April 13, 2016): The Ass. for Behavioural Analysis International (ABAI) officially "approved" extremely painful ABA electric skin shock "torture" once again, after autistic advocates demanded they stop approving it.

Altieri (March 11, 2017) B. F. Skinner's Utopian dream of a planet-wide, mass-scale, Plato's behavior modification Republic as dictated, not by a philosopher king, as Plato planned, but by an elite class of his wolf-in-sheep-clothes Behavior Analyst followers, is materializing.

Altieri (April 6, 2017): Did the Executive Director of Canton, Massachusetts' Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC) of ABA extremely painful electric skin shock "torture" lie to the IRS about possible racial discrimination?

Saturday, March 11, 2017

B. F. Skinner's Utopian dream of a planet-wide, mass-scale, Plato's behavior modification Republic, as dictated, not by a philosopher king, as Plato planned, but by an elite class of his wolf-in-sheep's-clothes Behavior Analyst followers, is materializing.


B. F. Skinner with lab rat on electric grid floor. His group of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) followers would later "advance" to apply extremely painful electric skin shock on autistic people and others based on what Skinner's team "learned" about skin shocking animals experimentally.

B. F. Skinner's Utopian dream of a planet-wide, mass-scale, Plato's behavior modification Republic, as dictated, not by a philosopher king, as Plato planned, but by an elite class of his wolf-in-sheep-clothes Behavior Analyst followers, is materializing.

The profiteering pseudoscientific cult called ABA aims to create a worldwide behavioral utopia akin to Plato's Republic, except instead of a dictatorship by a philosopher king, an oligopoly of so-called "behavior modification scientists" would rule.

The main founder of ABA, Harvard University professor B. F. Skinner, laid out the plan in his 1948 utopian novel Walden Two, especially in his 1953 nonfiction book Science and Human Behavior, and in his 1973 determinist philosophy best seller Beyond Freedom and Dignity.

Skinner (1953, Ch. 28 "Designing a Culture," p. 428) said,
We can best understand the cultural designer, not by guessing at his goals or asking him to guess at them for us, but by studying the earlier environmental events which have led him to advocate a cultural change. If he is basing a given proposal upon scientific experiments, we want to know how closely the experimental and practical situations correspond.
Today we see his pinnacle dream taking shape. The United Nations has a "Behavioral Insights" network which uses behavioral data to "nudge" behaviors of groups of people all over the world, en masse, without the consent of the governed, no doubt.

ABA typically disregards the dissent of the autistic recipients of its cruel, unusual, and trauma-provoking coercive "treatments." ABA forces us to inhale ammonia, to listen to noxious white noise machines, and to feel extremely painful ABA electric skin shock. When we are hungry, ABA demands we follow its commands as it typically dangles diabetic-habit-forming sugary doggie treats in front of us and lets us eat them only when we obey the "effective applied scientists." It calls us "deviants" and misjudges harmless autistic behaviors such as body rocking and hand flapping as "challenging behaviors of a stereotypical nature" and slates them for its "decelerated behavior rates." However, self-stimulation soothes us during the trauma that ABA causes us to experience.

For more information, see the Twitter hashtags: #behavioralInsights#bigData, and #nudging.

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