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.


36th Annual Convention; San Antonio, TX; 2010

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Panel #391
Is There Still a Place for Basic Researchers in ABAI?
Monday, May 31, 2010
10:30 AM–11:50 AM
Lone Star Ballroom Salon F (Grand Hyatt)
Area: EAB; Domain: Experimental Analysis
Chair: Dean C. Williams (University of Kansas)
CAROL PILGRIM (University of North Carolina, Wilmington)
MARC N. BRANCH (University of Florida)
M. JACKSON MARR (Georgia Institute of Technology)
MICHAEL PERONE (West Virginia University)
Abstract: The welcome success of applied behavior analysis has led ABAI to direct much of its resources to the needs of practioners. This has led some basic experimenters to worry that ABAI is following the path set by the American Psychological Association - a path that led many dissatisfied scientists to depart an increasingly guild-oriented APA for a new science-oriented American Psychological Society. This panel of Past Presidents of ABAI will discuss the growth of practioner interests in ABAI and the future place of basic experimenters within the organization.



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