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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.

Claire St. Peter

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West Virginia University

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Dr. Claire St. Peter received her Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 2006, under the mentorship of Dr. Timothy R. Vollmer. She is currently an Associate Professor of Psychology, and the Coordinator of the Behavior Analysis program area at West Virginia University. Claire’s primary research interests are on the assessment and intervention of challenging behavior. She is particularly interested in the development of effective interventions for challenging behavior displayed in school contexts (including effects of degraded integrity on intervention efficacy) and with the dissemination of behavioral approaches to caregivers. She serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, The Behavior Analyst, The Psychological Record, and the Mexican Journal of Behavior Analysis.  In addition, she has served as a guest associate editor for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, The Behavior Analyst, and the Journal of Behavioral Education. Dr. St. Peter is involved in grant-supported research and clinical activities, including a program that teaches parents of young children with autism how to implement behavioral interventions, and a state-funded alternative education classroom for elementary students who engage in chronic challenging behavior.




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