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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Business Meeting #153
Behavioral Gerontology Special Interest Group
Monday, May 30, 2016
7:00 AM–7:50 AM
Columbus Hall CD, Hyatt Regency, Gold East
Chair: Claudia Drossel (Eastern Michigan University)
Presenting Authors:
The Behavioral Gerontology SIG ( provides an open forum for students, practitioners, and researchers who have an interest in applying the science, practice, and philosophy of behavior analysis to problems encountered by adults in later life, typically referring to ages 65 and older. The goal is to promote the development, implementation, and evaluation of behavior analytic approaches to a wide variety of topics of high public health significance in this population, such as self-management for health promotion and disease prevention, and functional assessments of and interventions for behavioral changes commonly associated with neurocognitive disorders (e.g., due to Alzheimer's disease). The meeting will explore attendees’ interests and needs and foster collaborations and the sharing of information, to encourage education, training, practice, and research. Further business items consist of the selection of officers, and feedback on student presentations in the area of behavioral gerontology to help determine the recipient of the annual Student Researcher Award.
Keyword(s): aging, gerontology, neurocognitive disorders, older adults



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