Dr. Richard Laitinen, BCBA Ph.D.

The eLearning Store is pleased to offer the opportunity to earn CEU credit from some of the giants in ABA practice and theory. Today we are featuring Dr. Richard Laitinen, BCBA, Ph.D.

About Richard E. Laitinen, BCBA, Ph.D.

Dr. Richard Laitinen is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, with a doctoral degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He also completed post doctoral studies from the University of Washington, Seattle. Dr. Laitinen is a curriculum and instructional delivery expert. He is also the Clinical and Development Director at Educational and Developmental Therapies in California. He is an active member of the Association of Behavior Analysis International. Dr. Laitinen has two courses currently on the eLearning Store’s CEU page.

About A Discussion of William Baum’s Model of Reinforcement

Dr. Richard Laitenen leads a roundtable forum that touches on a variety of topics pertaining to the foundational research and framework of William M. Baum’s Three Laws of Behavior: Allocation, Induction, and Covariance. Talking points include a detailed discussion of the concepts, evolutions, axioms, and systems of the three laws. Furthermore, there is commentary from Dr. Richard Killeen on the Premack principle and Timberlake’s Molar Equilibrium Theory, and the questions raised by the mathematical rigidity of molar laws. Find that course HERE.


In this presentation, Dr. Richard Laitinen, BCBA Ph.D. expounds on the history, concepts, findings, and current status of respondent conditioning, with an eye toward creating a forum discussion around the heterogeneous findings of previous stimulus-stimulus pairings. He examines Stephanie da Silva and April Michele Williams’ “Translation of Stimulus-Stimulus Pairings: Autoshaping of Learner Vocalizations”, details key figures in the evolution of classical conditioning, identifies and elucidates the types of respondent contingencies, defines the components of pairing contingencies, and discusses the conditioning contingencies that inhibit responding. Find that course HERE.


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