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.


42nd Annual Convention; Downtown Chicago, IL; 2016

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Panel #248
CE Offered: BACB
A Call for Translational Research in Behavior Analysis
Monday, May 30, 2016
11:00 AM–11:50 AM
Zurich E, Swissotel
Area: TPC/EAB; Domain: Translational
CE Instructor: Marlene J. Cohen, Ed.D.
Chair: Marlene J. Cohen (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology)
KIMBALLEE CHEUNG (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology)
CYNTHIA BOYD (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology)
CONNY M. RAAYMAKERS (Evidence Based Consultants)

The debate between basic and applied researchers has existed since the inception of our field. There are many valid arguments that address the strengths of both basic and applied research. However, debate does not yield outcomes other than the products of the discussions themselves. The panelists are doctoral students in the Applied Behavior Analysis Online Department of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. They will present a brief review of translational research conducted across four different topic areas that have solved important problems. Their presentations will be followed by open discussion, which will be moderated by a discussant. As the field of behavior analysis continues to grow, so will the number of problems we need to solve. Collaboration among basic and applied researchers as well as interdisciplinary research can provide an avenue for a wider array of solutions in an increasingly complex world. This panel presentation hopes to motivate the development of additional translational research in behavior analysis.

Keyword(s): translational research



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