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.

William M. Baum

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University of California, Davis


William M. Baum is currently at the University of California, Davis, and is emeritus professor at the University of New Hampshire. He has been associate editor of Learning & Motivation, and associate editor of JEAB. He has been on the JEAB board of editors for a total of 15 years. He is a director of SEAB. His book Understanding Behaviorism: Science, Behavior, and Culture was first published in 1994, with an extensively revised second edition in 2004. He is well known for his writing in two areas: (1) the empirical and theoretical analysis of choice behavior, having authored two of the most-cited papers (1969 with Rachlin, and 1974) in this area in which he takes a quantitative and biological approach; and (2) his more general philosophical works on behaviorism, again taking a biological/evolutionary approach. He is a consistent contributor to ABAI conventions and has published 64 quality papers.




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