Association for Behavior Analysis International

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36th Annual Convention; San Antonio, TX; 2010

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Invited Tutorial #167
CE Offered: BACB
The Practical Utility of Behavioral Economics: A "How-To" Session
Sunday, May 30, 2010
10:00 AM–10:50 AM
103AB (CC)
Domain: Theory
BACB CE Offered. CE Instructor: Kerri Milyko, M.A.
Chair: Amy Odum (Utah State University)
Presenting Authors: : GREGORY J. MADDEN (University of Kansas)
Abstract: In the last year or so, behavioral economists have frequently appeared on radio and television news outlets; particularly during the economic recession. Who are these people and why are they talking about things that seem related to what behavior analysts study? This tutorial is intended for students, researchers, and practitioners who have little-to-no prior knowledge of behavioral economics. The session will begin with a brief, approachable overview of this field of study and some of its major findings. How these findings have and might be integrated into applied settings will be discussed. Those in attendance will walk away with practical and usable information about the science of behavioral economics.
GREGORY J. MADDEN (University of Kansas)
Dr. Gregory J. Madden received his M.S. degree from the University of North Texas in 1992 and his Ph.D. degree from West Virginia University in 1995. He began his study of behavioral economics during his post-doctoral years at the University of Vermo received the Don Hake Award in 1995. He earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of North Texas. At WVU, Greg was known for his broad knowledge of the psychological literature and keen analytic skills. His independence and creativity in research were complemented by uncommon technical skills in experimental design, data analysis, and computer programming. Greg was successful in obtaining research grants from Sigma Xi, and in publishing his work in high-quality journals. Greg also provided significant service to the Department of Psychology, as a teacher and as a member of several important committees. Greg’s first position was as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Vermont, where he was involved in research in the area of human behavioral pharmacology. He currently is an Assistant Professor of Applied Behavioral Science at the University of Kansas.



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