Association for Behavior Analysis International

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Anna Ingeborg Pétursdóttir

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Texas Christian University

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Anna Ingeborg Pétursdóttir received her Ph.D. in psychology from Western Michigan University and is currently an associate professor of psychology at Texas Christian University. Her primary area of research is verbal behavior and its acquisition. Her applied research interests include strategies for enhancing basic communication skills of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, whereas more basic research interests include typically developing children’s language acquisition, and how research and theory in this area may translate into effective language interventions. Dr. Pétursdóttir’s research has been published in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, and the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, among other journals. She is past editor of The Analysis of Verbal Behavior and currently serves as an associate editor of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, and has served on the editorial boards of numerous other journals. Dr. Pétursdóttir is also a past president of the Texas Association for Behavior Analysis and has served on the annual convention Program Committee of the Association for Behavior Analysis International.

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