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

Program by Special Events: Sunday, May 30, 2010

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Special Event #119
Tai Chi for Health and Relaxation
Sunday, May 30, 2010
7:00 AM–7:50 AM
Lone Star Ballroom Salon B (Grand Hyatt)
Chair: Jill L. Basso (Private Practice)
Presenting Authors:
Tai chi chuan is a slow-moving, meditative exercise good for health, relaxation, and self-defense. Tai chi is known primarily for its health benefits and is the physical manifestation of the principle of yin/yang and the philosophy of the Chinese classics. Participants will be introduced to standing tai chi postures from tai chi form to assist in accessing internal energy (chi), relaxation with breath, and beginner self-defense practice. For a weekend full of sedentary activities and intellectual challenges, tai chi can assist with relaxation of the mind and body. Please wear loose and comfortable clothes.
Special Event #130
ABAI Program Committee Meeting
Sunday, May 30, 2010
8:00 AM–8:50 AM
203AB (CC)
Chair: Ramona Houmanfar (University of Nevada, Reno)
AAB: Applied Animal Behavior
Jennifer L. Sobie (The Creature Teacher), Kennon A. Lattal (West Virginia University)
AUT: Autism
Jeffrey H. Tiger (Louisiana State University), Dorothea C. Lerman (University of Houston-Clearlake)
BPH: Behavioral Pharmacology
Jesse Dallery (University of Florida), Karen G. Anderson (West Virginia Unversity)
CBM: Clinical; Family; Behavioral Medicine
Jonathan W. Kanter (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), Thomas J. Waltz (University of Nevada, Reno)
CSE: Community Interventions; Social and Ethical Issues
Michael Weinberg (Orlando Behavior Health Services, LLC), Patricia Bach (Illinois Institute of Technology)
DDA: Developmental Disabilities
Joel Eric Ringdahl (University of Iowa), Jennifer M. Asmus (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
DEV: Human Development
Gary D. Novak (California State University, Stanislaus), Hayne W. Reese (West Virginia University)
EAB: Experimental Analysis of Behavior
James S. MacDonall (Fordham University), Robert W. Allan (Lafayette College)
EDC: Education
Cathy L. Watkins (California State University, Stanislaus), Jennifer L. Austin (University of Glamorgan)
OBM: Organizational Behavior Management
Alicia M. Alvero (Queens College, The City University of New York), Heather M. McGee (Western Michigan University)
OTH: Other
Raymond C. Pitts (University of North Carolina, Wilmington)
TBA: Teaching Behavior Analysis
Denise E. Ross (Chicago School of Professional Psychology), Jessica Singer-Dudek (Teachers College, Columbia University)
TPC: Theoretical, Philosophical, and Conceptual Issues
Ted G. Schoneberger (Stanislaus County Office of Education), Per Holth (Akershus University College)
VRB: Verbal Behavior
Matthew P. Normand (University of the Pacific), Caio F. Miguel (California State University, Sacramento)
Program Board Coordinator
Patrick C. Friman (Father Flanagan's Girls and Boys Town)
Special Event #324
Practicum on Quantitative Methods and Data Analysis
Sunday, May 30, 2010
7:30 PM–9:30 PM
204AB (CC)
Domain: Experimental Analysis
Chair: Timothy D. Hackenberg (Reed College)
Panelists: JESSE DALLERY (University of Florida), PAUL L. SOTO (Johns Hopkins University)
Abstract: The ABAI Science Board, ABAI Student Committee, and the Society for Quantitative Analyses of Behavior are please to announce the Practicum on Quantitative Methods and Data Analysis, conducted by Jesse Dallery and Paul Soto. This practicum will demystify quantitative methods by showing how they can be used to detect patterns in data. We will cover the structure and function of quantitative models, model development, parameter estimation, and model comparison. Participants will gain hands-on experience with quantitative methods based on a variety of real-world examples. Participants will work through a guided set of exercises to learn more about quantitative methods and descriptive modeling. Participants should bring a laptop with Excel, and Solver loaded into the data analysis tools. The target audience for this practicum includes graduate students, postdocs, and advanced undergraduate students.
JESSE DALLERY (University of Florida)
PAUL L. SOTO (Johns Hopkins University)
Special Event #343
ABAI Dueling Pianos
Sunday, May 30, 2010
10:30 PM–1:30 AM
Lone Star Ballroom (Grand Hyatt)
Chair: Josh Pritchard (University of Nevada, Reno)
ABAI welcomes all of its members to San Antonio. Join us for a night of fun and entertainment sponsored by the ABAI Student Committee.



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