Association for Behavior Analysis International

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36th Annual Convention; San Antonio, TX; 2010

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Special Event #432
Honoring the Life of Sidney W. Bijou
Monday, May 31, 2010
2:00 PM–2:50 PM
Bonham C (Grand Hyatt)
Area: TPC; Domain: Theory
Chair: Gary D. Novak (California State University, Stanislaus)
Panelists: JACOB L. GEWIRTZ (Florida International University), PATRICK M. GHEZZI (University of Nevada), HAYNE W. REESE (West Virginia University)
Abstract: Sidney W. Bijou passed away on June 11, 2009 at age 100. Sid began his academic career in 1948 when B. F. Skinner invited him to become an assistant professor at Indiana. Sid was still active in his nineties, advising students at the University of Nevada at Reno. Along with Donald M. Baer, Sid was one of the founders of behavior analytic theory of development and behavioral experimental methods of studying children. He was also a leader in early intervention in developmental disabilities. During his long career at Indiana, Washington, Illinois, Arizona, Reno, and through his many international visits, Sid taught and influenced many students who would go on to shape the field of behavior analysis in the United States and around the world. We invite former students, colleagues, family, and friends of Sidney W. Bijou to share memories of Sid and his late wife Janet Bijou, and to celebrate their lives.
JACOB L. GEWIRTZ (Florida International University)
PATRICK M. GHEZZI (University of Nevada)
HAYNE W. REESE (West Virginia University)



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