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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.


Diversity Policy

The Association for Behavior Analysis International encourages diversity and inclusiveness in the field of behavior analysis broadly, and within the organization specifically. Diversity refers to differences in race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, country of origin, religious or spiritual beliefs, ability, and social and economic class.


The diversity policy was approved by the Executive Council in 2018.


Code of Ethics

The Association for Behavior Analysis International expects its members to uphold the highest standards of personal and professional behavior in the conduct of their work and the advancement of behavior analysis. ABAI embraces the diversity of professions within its membership; thus each ABAI member should adhere to the ethical standards that have been defined for his or her profession. Examples include, but are not limited to:



ABAI's code of ethics statement was accepted by the Full members of ABAI in 2007.


Position Statements

The Executive Council of the Association for Behavior Analysis International has issued the following position statements:


Restraint and Seclusion, 2010

Facilitated Communication, 1995

Students' Rights to Effective Education, 1990

Right to Effective Behavioral Treatment, 1989

Modifed by Eddie Soh