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.

40th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2014

Program by Business Meetings: Monday, May 26, 2014


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Business Meeting #454
Human Development Special Interest Group
Monday, May 26, 2014
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
W176c (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Chair: Martha Pelaez (Florida International University)
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This is the annual business meeting of the Human Development SIG (formerly called the Developmental Behavior Analysis SIG). All members and nonmembers who are interested in human development are invited to attend. The agenda is rather informal but includes reports about the SIG, finances, plans, the SIG's journal (Behavioral Development Bulletin), and election of officers.

 
 
Business Meeting #455
Sociedad Mexicana de Analisis de la Conducta
Monday, May 26, 2014
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
W181c (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Chair: Rosalinda Arroyo (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico)
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The purpose of this meeting is to establish networks of exchange and dissemination of work done in Mexico.

 
 
Business Meeting #456
Behavior Analysis Online American Psychological Association Journals Special Interest Group
Monday, May 26, 2014
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
W175c (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Chair: Jack Apsche (Walden University)
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This is a meeting of the editors, reviewers, and governing board members as well as authors and potential authors. We welcome the American Psychological Association (APA) as our new publisher. We will discuss what we know about the transition to becoming online journals of the American Psychological Association, how that will affect authors, reviewers, and editors. There should be a much larger readership because of APA's great strength in marketing and its prestige. The readership and citation rate should rise and the tenure value to authors should increase. All are encouraged to attend and discuss the future and ask questions. Behavior Analysis Online APA Journals now include 1. Behavior Analyst Today (JBAT) Subsections on Behavior Analysis in Health, Sports, Fitness and Medicine Behavioral Health and Medicine Behavior Analysis of Offender and Victim Treatment and Prevention 2. International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy (IJBCT) 3. The Behavioral Development Bulletin (BDB) and its subsections of Positive Adult Development (PAD) and Journal of Behavior Assessment and Intervention in Children (JBAIC), the latter which may become independent again 4. The Journal of Speech Language Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis (TJSLPABA) 5. The Journal of Early and Intensive Behavior Intervention (to be reconstitutes) 6. Journal of Precision Teaching and Celeration is under consideration.

 
 
Business Meeting #457
Practitioner Issues Special Interest Group
Monday, May 26, 2014
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
W181a (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Chair: Michael Weinberg (Orlando Behavior Health Services, LLC )
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To discuss the business of the Practitioner Issues SIG of ABAI.

 
 
Business Meeting #458
Behavior Analysis in Military and Veterans' Issues Special Interest Group
Monday, May 26, 2014
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
W175b (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Chair: Kent Corso (NCR Behavioral Health, LLC)
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The BA in Military and Veterans' Issues (MilVet) SIG is devoted to the application of behavior analysis to United States and United Kingdom military service members and veterans' issues. This is a group whose emphasis concerns U.S./U.K. veterans of all wars. Governments have been concerned about the number of veterans suffering from brain or spinal injuries, mental health problems, lack of access to social services, and addiction problems related to their active duty service. In each of these areas, behavior analysis has developed effective treatments. This SIG promotes awareness of these issues and facilitates the research and practice of ABA with this population.

Keyword(s): military/veterans, private events, suicide, verbal behavior
 
 
Business Meeting #459
Dissemination of Behavior Analysis Special Interest Group
Monday, May 26, 2014
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
W179b (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Chair: Amanda N. Kelly (Malama Pono Autism Center)
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The Dissemination of Behavior Analysis Special Interest Group (DBA-SIG) gathers to explore ways of sharing and advancing the science of human behavior, spreading information, and providing access to behavior analysis to the public at large. Last year's business meeting involved hula dancing via TAGteach and an update on "How to Train Zombies." This year, our business meeting will feature a viewing of behavior analytic TED-Ed talks, nominated and/or created by DBA-SIG members! We also will be discussing the revival of the Behavior Analyst Digest: International (BADI) and the Skinner Journalism Award (SJA), which now features a monetary prize for winners and the individual who first submits the winning article. DBA-SIG stresses the importance of using language that is friendly and easy to understand, providing a sense of what exactly our science is and helping society realize its relevance. We believe that dissemination of behavior analysis should be an interest of every behavior analyst, as without our ability to compel the general population, can we ever say that we have applied our science to our full potential?

Keyword(s): Accessibility, Dissemination, Marketing, Promoting
 
 
Business Meeting #460
Behavior Analysis for Sustainable Societies Special Interest Group
Monday, May 26, 2014
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
W175a (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Chair: Julia H. Fiebig (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology)
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The Behavior Analysis for Sustainable Societies (BASS) Special Interest Group was formed to advance applications of behavior analysis to environmental issues that contribute to the development of solutions to climate change, pollution, overconsumption of resources, and imbalances in environmental sustainability. Objectives include (a) to encourage and support research that promotes the application of behavior analysis to green/environmental issues; (b) to collaborate with environmental scientists, environmental groups, and other SIGs within ABAI that have an interest in addressing behavior change and sustainability/environmental issues; (c) to disseminate research and practices that support solutions to environmental issues through the application of behavioral interventions; (d) to develop curricula, textbooks, and additional educational resources that address sustainability and the application of behavior analysis; (e) to compile resources for individuals interested in behavior change and environmental issues; and (f) to develop an information base of current effective practices/initiatives, government policies, and employment for behavior analysts interested in behavior change and environmental issues. The business meeting is open to anyone interested in sustainability and environmental issues.

Keyword(s): environmental topics, sustainability
 
 
Business Meeting #461
Behavioral Medicine Special Interest Group
Monday, May 26, 2014
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
W176b (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Chair: Gretchen A. Dittrich (Simmons College)
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The Behavioral Medicine Special Interest Group promotes the application of behavior analytic methodology to the prevention and treatment of behaviors associated with chronic illness and disease and behaviors associated with improved health and treatment adherence. The annual business meeting is open to all conference attendees interested in behavioral health and medicine. The meeting will be conducted to discuss various administrative matters relevant to the Behavioral Medicine SIG. Goals include voting on SIG officers, discussing methods to increase communication and research collaboration among SIG members, and enhancing benefits of SIG membership.

Keyword(s): Behavioral Health, Behavioral Medicine
 
 
Business Meeting #462
Montana Association for Behavior Analysis
Monday, May 26, 2014
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
W181b (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Chair: Cheryl A. Young-Pelton (Montana State University in Billings)
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Montana ABA was newly formed as an affiliate chapter of ABAI in 2013. This will be an open meeting for any interested parties including students, professionals, and friends of ABAI. It will be considered a regular business meeting of MT ABA and the purpose of the meeting will be to review accomplishments, bylaws, officer roles, and to make plans for the coming year. This is the first convention represented by members of MT ABA, we hope attendees will be prepared to celebrate with us!

 
 
Business Meeting #462a
Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior: Meeting for Authors, Prospective Authors, and Board Members
Monday, May 26, 2014
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
W182 (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Chair: Gregory J. Madden (Utah State University)
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The JEAB annual report will be presented, followed by a discussion of editorial policies and issues. Authors and prospective authors are encouraged to attend. Questions and suggestions are encouraged.

Keyword(s): JEAB
 
 
Business Meeting #463
Behavioral Gerontology Special Interest Group
Monday, May 26, 2014
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
W176a (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Chair: Jonathan C. Baker (Southern Illinois University)
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The SIG provides intellectual, clinical, and organizational support to other professionals interested in aging and fosters behavior analytic research in aging. The goal of this year's meeting is to discuss issues in the field as well as issues of professional development. In addition, members will provide student presentations on aging feedback, which will be used to award the student researcher award. Finally, new officers will be chosen for any vacated positions in the special interest group.

 

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