Resources

Journals, articles and other resources about ABA in the field of Health, Sport & Fitness.

JOURNALS

ABA (Journals that have published HSF related articles)

– Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis

– Behavior Modification

– Journal of Behavioral Medicine

Non-ABA

– Human Kinetics

– Health Psychology

– Physical activity and Mental health

– BMC Public Health

– Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport

– Journal of Obesity

– Archives of Internal Medicine

– Preventative Medicine

– British Journal of Sports Medicine

– Psychology of Sports Medicine

– Health, Education and Behavior

– Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society (Injury)

– American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

– International Journal of Behavior, Nutrition and Physical Activity

ARTICLES

Sports & Athletic Performance

Allison, M. G., & Ayllon, T. (1980). Behavioral coaching in the development of skills in football, gymnastics, and tennis. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 13, 297-314.

Boyer, E., Miltenberger, R. G., Batsche, C., & Fogel, V. (2009). Video modeling by experts with video feedback to enhance gymnastics skills. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 42, 855-860.

Brobst, B., & Ward, P. (2002). Effects of public posting, goal setting, and oral feedback on the skills of female soccer players. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 35, 247–257.

Komaki, J., & Barnett F. T. (1977). A behavioral approach to coaching football: improving the play execution of the offensive backfield on a youth football team. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 10,

657-664.

Koop, S., & Martin, G. L. (1983). Evaluation of a coaching strategy to reduce swimming stroke errors with

beginning age-group swimmers. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 16, 447-460.

Martin, G. L., Thompson, K., and Regehr, K. (2004). Studies using single-subject designs in sport psychology: 30 years of research. The Behavior Analyst, 27, 263-280.

McKenzie, T. L., & Rushall, B. S. (1974) Effects of self-recording on attendance and performance in a competitive swimming training environment. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 7, 199–206.

Van Houten, R., Van Houten, J., & Malenfant, J. E. L. (2007). Impact of a comprehensive safety program on bicycle helmet use among middle-school children. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 40, 239-247.

Ward, P., & Carnes, M. (2002). Effects of posting self-set goals on collegiate football players’ skill execution during practice and games. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 35, 1-12.

HEATHER G. BELANGER and RODNEY D. VANDERPLOEG (2005). The neuropsychological impact of sports-related concussion: A meta-analysis. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 11, pp 345-357. 

Weight Loss & Management

Aragona, J., Cassady, J., & Drabman, R. S. (1975). Treating overweight children through parental training and contingency contracting. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 8, 269-278.

De Luca, R. V. & Holborn, S. W. (1992). Effects of a variable-ratio reinforcement schedule with changing criteria on exercise in obese and nonobese boys. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 25, 671-679.

VanWormer, J. J. (2004). Pedometers and brief e-counseling: Increasing physical activity for overweight adults. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 37, 421-425.

Wysocki, T., Hall, G., Iwata, B., & Riordan, M. (1979). Behavioral management of exercise: Contracting for aerobic points. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 12, 55-64.

Smoking Cessation

Chivers, L. L., Higgins, S. T., Heil, S. H., Proskin, R. W. & Thomas, C. S. (2008). Effects of Initial Abstinence and Programmed Lapses on The Relative Reinforcing Effects of Cigarette Smoking. Journal of Applied

Behavior Analysis, 41, 481-497.

Higgins, S. T., Silverman, K., & Heil, S. H. (Eds.). (2008). Contingency management in substance abuse treatment. New York: Guilford.

Reynolds, B., Dallery, J., Shroff, P., Patak, M., & Leraas, K. (2008). A Web-Based Contingency Management Program with Adolescent Smokers. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis 41, 597-601.

Roll, J. M. (2005). Assessing the Feasibility of Using Contingency Management to Modify Cigarette Smoking by Adolescents. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 38, 63-467.

Roll, J. M., Higgins, S. T., & Badger, G. J. (1996). An Experimental Comparison of Three Different Schedules of Reinforcement of Drug Abstinence Using Cigarette Smoking as an Exemplar. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 29, 495-505.

(Reference: Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, Inc. & Megan Coatley, M.A., BCBA, Owner and Founder of SPARK Behavior Solutions, LLC) 

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