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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.

Einar T. Ingvarsson

Ingvarsson Einar

Virginia Institute of Autism; Reykjavik University; University of Virginia


Einar T. Ingvarsson is the Director of Clinical Services at the Virginia Institute of Autism in Charlottesville, part-time lecturer at Reykjavik University in Iceland, and adjunct faculty at the University of Virginia. He received a master’s degree in behavior analysis from the University of North Texas in 2002 and a doctoral degree in behavioral psychology from the University of Kansas in 2005. Subsequently, he completed a post-doctoral internship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and then spent two years as assistant professor at Youngstown State University in Ohio. From 2008 to 2017, he worked as a research scientist at the University of North Texas and as Program Director at the Child Study Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Einar previously served as associate editor for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (JABA) and The Analysis of Verbal Behavior (TAVB). He currently serves on the editorial boards of JABA, TAVB, European Journal of Behavior Analysis, Behavioral Interventions, and Psychological Record. Einar previously served as the president of the Texas Association for Behavior Analysis (TxABA). His primary research interests are in the areas of verbal behavior and social skills instruction for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities, as well as the functional assessment and treatment of problem behavior. He has published over 30 articles in peer-reviewed journals.

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