Journals, articles and other resources about ABA in the field of Health, Sport & Fitness.
ABA (Journals that have published HSF related articles)
– Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
– Behavior Modification
– Journal of Behavioral Medicine
– 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
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,
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.
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)