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About the Course

Problem solving is defined as manipulating stimuli to increase the probability of arriving at a solution to a problem. When faced with a problem, such as a math problem, a question about a past event, or a question about driving directions, an individual arrives at a solution by engaging in a few behaviors, such as working out the problem on paper, asking herself questions, visualizing, “Googling it,” or using other phone apps. A challenge of analyzing problem solving is it often occurs covertly, or within an individual’s skin. The presenter will provide a conceptual analysis of problem solving and present research on using visual imagining, self-questioning, and mobile apps to teach recalling past events and answering social questions. Behavior analysts should analyze and teach problem solving to produce less rote responding and more generalization.

Course Cost

The cost for the CEU course is $10.

About Dr. Judah Axe

As a faculty member of Simmons College in the Behavior Analysis department, Judah teaches master’s courses in the areas of single subject design, methods of instruction, and verbal behavior. Judah teaches doctoral courses on verbal behavior, advanced single subject design, and behavioral consultation in schools. He designed two courses in the online master’s program: single subject design and verbal behavior. He also supervises a research lab with doctoral students where we conduct studies on verbal behavior, problem solving, antecedent interventions for challenging behavior, and social behavior.

Ph.D., Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis, 2008
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
M.A., Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis, 2005
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
B.S., Molecular Biology, 2000
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI