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40+ ABA and Psychology Memes

Updated: Oct 17, 2023

Enjoy these ABA and psychology memes about the ups and downs of being a BCBA! For more memes and funny posts, make sure you follow us on Instagram!

Batman slapping Robin for mispronouncing "data" and saying it's actually pronounced "data".
Batman and Robin ABA Meme

The age-old debate: Data vs. Data!

Thinking man with text "That moment you realized skinner never passed the BCBA exam"
Thinking Man Skinner ABA Meme

Have you ever pondered the fact that the renowned behaviorist B.F. Skinner never actually passed the BCBA exam? While this historical tidbit might surprise some, it's a testament to Skinner's pioneering work in behavior analysis. His groundbreaking research and theories laid the foundation for the field we know today. Skinner's legacy lives on in every behavior analyst's practice, emphasizing the significance of his contributions to the discipline.

Levels of brain power. Small brain: "What's behavior analysis?" Regular brain: "Behaviorist in Training." Great brain level: "Studying for the exam." Mind blown level: "ABA Wizard."
Brain ABA Meme

BIG BRAIN MOMENT: While some other study tools and courses might demand recurring payments or subscriptions, ABA Wizard keeps it simple and transparent. With a single payment, you secure a full year of access to an expansive repository of study materials, including over 1400 practice questions. This consistency in pricing means you can create a study plan and predict how long each quiz will take to master without the worry of additional costs down the road. It's a no-nonsense, budget-friendly approach that ensures you can focus on your studies without financial stress.

Napoleon Dynamite with text "I've got skills, sweet ABA skills."
Napoleon Dynamite ABA Meme

In the world of applied behavior analysis, one might proudly declare, "I've got skills. Sweet ABA Skills!" This lighthearted proclamation acknowledges the expertise and knowledge that behavior analysts bring to the table. From designing effective behavior intervention plans to fostering positive change in individuals' lives, ABA practitioners indeed possess a unique set of skills. These skills, combined with a commitment to ethical practice, enable behavior analysts to work their magic and create meaningful transformations.

The Night King: Challenging the Dead Man's Test since 2011
Game of Thrones ABA Meme

The enigmatic Dead Man's Test is a concept that occasionally leaves behavior analysts' minds in a state of bewilderment. It refers to those remarkable moments when behavior changes without any intervention from a behavior analyst. These instances can be both fascinating and puzzling, highlighting the intricate nature of behavior and the importance of ongoing study and research in the field of ABA.

Squinting Cartoon Cat meme with text: When someone says I'm lucky to have well behaved kids when i've spent hours behavior analyzing them.
Cat ABA Meme

It's hard work being a good parent teaching skills to your own kids!

Meme of caregiver shooting down the behavior plan by not helping implement it, then saying the behavior plan doesn't work.
Behavior Plan Meme

A common scenario in the world of behavior analysis occurs when caregivers express confusion about why a behavior plan isn't yielding the expected results. This often happens when caregivers are not actively involved in the implementation process. The disconnect highlights the vital importance of clear communication and collaboration between behavior analysts and caregivers. Effective behavior plans rely on the active participation and understanding of all involved parties to achieve meaningful outcomes.

Happy Elf movie (Will Ferrell) meme with text: I love ABA. ABA's my favorite.
Elf ABA Meme

The picture above is all BCBAs in their first year. We turn into Scrooge after 10 years.

Top image: Grogu. Text: When I start studying for the exam. Bottom image: wrinkly Yoda. Text: When I finally pass.
Star Wars ABA Meme

The journey to becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) can often feel like a marathon. Hours of studying, rigorous preparation, and countless practice exams may make it seem like a never-ending endeavor. However, remember that each step brings you closer to your goal. The BCBA exam, while challenging, is a milestone in your journey toward making a positive impact on individuals through applied behavior analysis. The effort you invest today will undoubtedly pay off in the future.

Jackie Chan Mind Blown Meme with text: "When the behavior changes without intervention."
Mind Blown Meme

In the world of ABA, there are moments when behavior changes seemingly on its own, without any intervention. These instances are nothing short of mind-blowing and showcase the multifaceted nature of behavior. ABA professionals are often left in awe, reflecting on the complexities of the science they work with daily. These moments underscore the dynamic interplay of variables and the ongoing exploration that defines the field of behavior analysis.

Bruce Banner: My kid was throwing a tantrum so i gave him what he wanted. Problem solved. Thor, skeptical: Is it though?
Thor ABA Meme

In the world of applied behavior analysis, it's not uncommon to find ourselves inadvertently reinforcing undesirable behavior, or identifying friends or family that do so. Picture this: a child throws a tantrum, and in a moment of weakness, we give in to their demands. Little do we know, we've just sown the seeds for an even more intense showdown next time. It's a classic behavior analysis conundrum, a reminder that the principles we work with have a way of applying to our own lives, too.

Andy Dwyer Meme looking anxious with text: When you make claims with no data to back it up.
No Data???

In the realm of applied behavior analysis, making claims without data is a practice to avoid. The foundation of ABA is built on empirical evidence, and data is the compass that guides decision-making and intervention design. Reliable data collection and analysis ensure that behavior analysts are equipped with the information needed to develop effective strategies and measure progress accurately. As such, the importance of data cannot be overstated in the field of ABA.

Tree: "The apple doesn't fall far from the tree." Apple: "A.C.T. isn't really behavioral." Then the tree tosses the apple as far as it can.
Behavior Analyst Meme

Blind dates be like: "When she says she believes in behavior analysis." With picture of cat and text that says "heavy breathing"
Blind Date Meme

There's something oddly endearing about meeting someone who shares your unwavering belief in the scientific foundation of behavior analysis. It's as if you've found a kindred spirit, someone who understands the beauty of empirical evidence and the intricacies of behavioral science. When they nod in agreement, it's not just an intellectual connection; it's a recognition of the importance of evidence-based practice and a shared passion for the field.

"When you finally pass the exam." with photo of Frodo beaten at the end of the Lord of the Rings film.
Frodo ABA Meme

Passing the BCBA exam is undoubtedly a monumental achievement. It's a culmination of years of study, dedication, and hard work. But as you emerge victorious from this intellectual battleground, you might also carry a few battle scars – the sleepless nights, the intense study sessions, and the moments of doubt. Yet, these scars are not signs of defeat but symbols of your resilience and commitment. They remind you that the path to success is rarely easy, but always worth it.

First panel: "I need to pass the exam" with "panik" face. Panel 2: "Oh good I passed" with "kalm" face. Panel 3: "Now people expect me to shape behaviors." with extra panicking face.
Panik ABA Meme

The mere thought of passing the BCBA exam and stepping into the world of ABA practice can induce a sense of panic in many aspiring behavior analysts. This is entirely natural. The BCBA exam represents a significant milestone in one's professional journey. However, it's essential to remember that thorough preparation and a commitment to ongoing learning will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the field. Embrace the challenge, and you'll find that the transition from exam preparation to ABA practice is a rewarding and fulfilling journey.

When I drop hundreds of dollars on test prep study tools. Tiger King meme saying "I am never going to financially recover from this."
Tiger King ABA Meme

In a world where exam preparation resources often come with a hefty price tag, ABA Wizard's study app stands out as a beacon of affordability and accessibility. Many individuals pursuing certifications like the BCBA or RBT are already managing various financial commitments, and the last thing they need is the burden of costly study tools. Here's where ABA Wizard's approach makes all the difference. For a one-time payment of just $15, you gain access to a comprehensive study app that covers every item from the BACB® Fifth Edition Task List. It's a price that won't break the bank, making top-quality exam preparation accessible to all.

Man at table with sign that says "It's pronounced "day-tuh." Change my mind."
Data ABA Meme

The pronunciation of "data" can spark a spirited debate among professionals in the field, with some advocating for "day-tuh" while others prefer "da-duh." Regardless of how you pronounce it, what truly matters is the significance of data-driven decision-making in applied behavior analysis. Data serves as the foundation upon which behavior analysts craft their strategies, measure progress, and ensure interventions are effective. So, whether you're on team "day-tuh" or "da-duh," remember that it's not about pronunciation but the profound impact of data in our field.

First panel: Uno Card that says "Reinforce the inappropriate behavior or draw 25." 2nd panel: Behavior analysts holding a bunch of Uno game cards.
Uno Meme

We will die on this hill!

Office Pam meme
Punishment vs. Negative Reinforcement

One common misconception in the field of ABA is the confusion between punishment (🚫) and negative reinforcement (➖). One way we like to seem superior to others is pointing that out, especially in media!

4 shapes: Pentagon, Hexagon, Octagon, and "Behavior Gone" with picture of BF Skinner
Shapes ABA Meme

This ABA meme is so weird but I love it.

Squid Game ABA Meme supervisor behavior plan
Squid Game ABA Meme

Writing your first behavior plan can be a daunting task, but having a supportive supervisor can make all the difference. They become your anchor, providing guidance and insights as you navigate the complexities of crafting effective behavior intervention plans. Their experience and expertise become invaluable resources as you grow in your role as a behavior analyst.

John Watson and Pavlov being confused at Skinner having a baby in a box.
Baby Box Skinner Meme

This ABA meme is soooo niche.

Drake No: He has no behaviors. Drake Yes: he engages in no problem behaviors.
Drake Meme

In the realm of behavior analysis, precision in language is paramount. Consider the difference between saying 'He has no behaviors' and 'He engages in no problem behaviors.' The distinction lies in the precise terminology used. It's a testament to the meticulous nature of the field, emphasizing the importance of clear and accurate communication in behavior analysis.

ABA wizard reliable for exam squid game
ABA Wizard Meme

During those intensive study sessions for your upcoming exam, it often feels like ABA Wizard is the one 'holding you up.' With its comprehensive study resources, ABA Wizard becomes your trusted sidekick, guiding you through the intricate world of applied behavior analysis. Whether you're tackling the BCBA or RBT exam, this resource is designed to make your journey smoother and more efficient.

"how do i explain to my husband that my Target behavior is increasing?" with photo of a stack of Target boxes delivered on porch.
Target ABA Meme

Woman thinking man is thinking of other women, when man is worrying about how to pass the ABA exam.
ABA Meme

The BCBA exam can be all-consuming. Sometimes, to your partner's dismay, it might seem like you're preoccupied with thoughts of anything but them. However, it's a testament to your dedication to your profession. The sacrifices made in the pursuit of BCBA certification will ultimately lead to a rewarding career in applied behavior analysis.

Me getting slapped by Will Smith is my wife telling me to be quiet during the film so she can enjoy the film.
ABA Meme

Living with an ABA enthusiast means you might occasionally find yourself in lighthearted debates about ABA principles while watching movies. Your keen eye for behavior analysis doesn't take a break, even during leisure time. It's all in good fun, though, as you playfully critique movies from a behavioral science perspective.

The Office Meme, the BCBA exam sneaking up on me and ruining my weekend plans.
The Office ABA Meme

The BCBA exam often disrupts your well-laid weekend plans. Sacrificing leisure time to study can be challenging, but it's a temporary trade-off that promises a bright future in applied behavior analysis. Keep your goals in sight, and your hard work will pay off.

Bernie saying I am once again asking my supervisees to take data
Bernie Meme

Data collection is at the core of applied behavior analysis, and as a behavior analyst, it's only natural to emphasize its importance to your supervisees. Clear and accurate data are the building blocks of effective behavior intervention plans, and instilling this value in your team is a crucial part of your role.

Tweet that says "every time you call your boyfriend "daddy" sigmund freud's ghost grows a little bit stronger."
ABA Tweet

In the world of psychology, there's room for some light-hearted humor. Joking about Sigmund Freud's ghost growing stronger with certain playful nicknames adds a touch of whimsy to the field. It's a reminder that even in the realm of complex theories, there's space for a bit of fun.

Video game text: It's dangerous to go alone! Take this: (cooper book)
Video Game ABA Meme

When it comes to exam preparation, going it alone can be risky. That's why taking the ABA Cooper book with you is essential. This comprehensive resource enhances your understanding of ABA principles and ensures you're well-prepared for the challenges that lie ahead.

Child acting evil when they picked the worst thing in the preference assessment.
Preference Assessment

Preference assessments can often yield unexpected results, with kids picking the quirkiest items. Or worse yet, they pick the thing they don't like which messes up future sessions! ABA is full of surprises, and adaptability and creativity are key when working with individuals with unique preferences.

the true genius of classical pavlovian conditioning is that every time I hear "pavlov" i automatically think of a dog
Pavlovian Tweet

The genius of classical Pavlovian conditioning lies in its ability to create automatic associations. Every time 'Pavlov' is mentioned, it triggers thoughts of a drooling dog. This demonstrates the profound impact of conditioned responses, even in seemingly unrelated contexts.

The incredibles, me trying to be impressive on my first day as a behavior analyst and having no chill
First Day as a BCBA Meme

One does not simply decrease behaviors overnight
Mordor ABA Meme

Gru being shocked that they have to change behaviors now that they are a BCBA
Gru Meme

Choose friends or correcting your friends
Friends ABA Meme

BCBA pass rate is 65 percent
Pass Rate Meme

"This is where I'd put my BCBA Certificate. IF I HAD ONE!" Frustrated man wants to pass the BCBA

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