Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.

Richard F. Rakos

Rakos Richard

Cleveland State University


Dr. Richard F. Rakos received his BA (1972) in psychology from The State University of New York Stony Brook and his MA (1975) and Ph.D. (1978) in psychology from Kent State University. He is a professor of psychology and associate dean for faculty in the College of Sciences and Health Professions at Cleveland State University. He has published extensively on assertive behavior and social skills, behavioral self-management, cultural-behavioral analyses related to societal change, and belief in free will. Dr. Rakos edited Behavior and Social Issues for 11 years and currently serves as consulting editor for BSI. He recently rotated off the Editorial Board of Law and Human Behavior after 10 years of service, twice served on the Editorial Board of The Behavior Analyst, and for many years served as co-chair of Behaviorists for Social Responsibility and as area coordinator for the Community Interventions, Social and Ethical Issues track of the ABAI program. He is a fellow in American Psychological Association and on the Advisory Board of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies.




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