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.

Christopher Skinner

Skinner Chris

University of Tennessee


Christopher Skinner graduated from Lehigh University with a Ph.D. in school psychology in 1989. He became associate professor in 1993 and full professor in 1995 and has served as coordinator of school psychology programs since 1993 (including Mississippi State). His programs have been reviewed and accredited by APA, NASP, state Departments of Education, and NCATE. Skinner has a passion for behavioral theory and practice. Since graduation, he has made over 200 peer-reviewed presentations and published over 150 peer-refereed journal articles. Many of these papers have described in vivo applied remediation studies (i.e., experiments, often using single-subject designs) where Skinner and his students applied behavioral theory, research methods, problem solving strategies, and interventions. However, Skinner has also advanced the field with innovative conceptual and theoretical work including randomly selecting contingency components, precisely measuring learning rates, tootling, the additive interspersal procedures, and the discrete task completion hypothesis.

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