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 #196
Professional Development Series: Balancing School, Work, and Life: How to Be an Effective Scheduler
Sunday, May 30, 2010
11:00 AM–11:50 AM
201 (CC)
Domain: Applied Behavior Analysis
Chair: Angelica A. Aguirre (California State University, Fresno)
MEGAN RAE HEINICKE (Auburn University)
ALYSON K. PADGETT (California State University, Fresno)
JENNIFER DELANEY KOWALKOWSKI (Eastern Michigan University)
Abstract: Graduate school is a challenging, but rewarding experience for many students. Graduate students are constantly reading and analyzing the applications and strategies that lead to becoming a future professional of a particular discipline. This includes the countless amount of hours of working on theses and dissertations, teaching classes, and working at a practicum site related to one’s specific field. On top of school and work, graduate students have to add the necessity of family involvement and many other extraneous events that tend to occur. This panel will include graduate students within the field of behavior analysis to share their experiences, and how the principles of behavior can provide a better environment for current and future graduate students. This panel will discuss the importance of time and stress management, in addition to emphasizing the importance of working closely with their mentor to keep students on task in terms of conducting their research and fulfilling short and long term goals while in school. This panel will also advise students on how to establish stimulus control to keep their professional and personal lives separate.



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