Public Perceptions and Understanding of Job Titles Related to Behavior Analysis


The current paper provides an analysis of results for 2 surveys designed to gather information regarding the general public’s perceptions and understanding of various job titles related to behavior analysis. Survey data were collected using Amazon Mechanical Turk. Information regarding pleasantness and clarity of job titles, as well as common words associated with job titles, is presented and discussed.

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Boydston, P.S., Jowett Hirst, E.S. Public Perceptions and Understanding of Job Titles Related to Behavior Analysis. Behav Analysis Practice 13, 394–401 (2020).

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