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.


48th Annual Convention; Boston, MA; 2022

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Panel #504
PDS: Going Back to Get Your Ph.D.? How to Incorporate Pro-Social Behavior, Kindness, and Good Organization, All While Having a Family, Working Full Time, or Having a Social Life!
Monday, May 30, 2022
12:00 PM–12:50 PM
Meeting Level 2; Room 204A/B
Area: TBA; Domain: Theory
Chair: Danyl M.H. Epperheimer (LittleStar ABA; Hoosier ABA; Southern Illinois University; The Chicago School of Professional Psychology)
CAMERON MITTELMAN (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology)
SHANNON ORMANDY (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology)
ROCCO G CATRONE (The Chicago School Professional Psychology)

Making the decision to go back to get your Ph.D. is a huge, life-altering decision! You are committing yourself to more student loan debt, not going out and going to bed early! The reasons are endless to receiving your Ph.D. but so are the hurdles. You could be older now with a family, you want to change how behavior analysis is perceived by some, or you have your eye on a promotion. We will break down some of what we think are the critical features of surviving your Ph.D. program: (1) pro-social behavior will be examined as a key component to develop with your cohort; (2) how you organize your time, how you use your dissertation chair, and making time for what is important to you will also be addressed; (3) lastly, we will discuss how, as a field, we are not inclusive of what we fight for every day, and how we begin to incorporate more kindness into behavior analysis.

Instruction Level: Basic



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