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.

Michael J. Beran

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Georgia State University


Michael J. Beran is a senior research scientist at Georgia State University and associate director of the Language Research Center. He received his BA in psychology from Oglethorpe University in 1997, his MA in 1997, and his Ph.D. in 2002, both from Georgia State University. His research is conducted with human and nonhuman primates, including chimpanzees, bonobos, orangutans, capuchin monkeys, and rhesus monkeys. His research interests include numerical cognition, metacognition, planning and prospective memory, self-control, and decision making. Dr. Beran is a fellow of Division 6 and Division 3 of the American Psychological Association. He was the inaugural Duane M. Rumbaugh Fellow at Georgia State University. He received the Brenda A. Milner award from the APA in 2005. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, written chapters in 20 edited books, and co-edited a book entitled Foundations of Metacognition published by Oxford University Press. His research has been featured on numerous television and radio programs and in magazines, including Animal Planet, the BBC, New Scientist, The Wall Street Journal, and Scientific American Mind. His research is supported by funding from the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and the European Science Foundation.




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