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.

Associate SIGs

Associate Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are groups that are dedicated to the support of behavior analysts and have an agreement with ABAI in which ABAI provides member services.


ABAI works with the leadership of participating SIGs to develop services and benefits to fit the group’s specific needs. ABAI maintains each Associate SIG’s membership database in a cloud environment and can process payment for membership dues, registration, and other member-based transactions. Associate SIG officers can access their specific membership database and financial transactions, and can collaborate with ABAI to communicate SIG updates to members and connect with interested contacts within the ABAI database.


There is no initial setup fee to participate in the Associate SIG program. ABAI collects a portion of sales from each Associate SIG transaction to cover payment processing and administrative fees.

Applied Animal Behavior SIG
The Applied Animal Behavior (AAB) SIG works to promote AAB analytic research, set high standards in methods and techniques of animal training, support those in the AAB field, and promote the well-being of animals in applied settings wherever they are found.


Autism SIG
The Autism SIG brings together individuals who specialize or have an interest in the application of behavior analysis to the education and treatment of those with autism across the lifespan.


Behavioral Development SIG
The Behavioral Development SIG works to promote a behavioral-developmental thrust within behavior analysis and to bring behavioral-developmental analysis to the wider world of child psychology, comparative psychology, evolution, economics, and so forth.
Behavioral Gerontology SIG
The Behavioral Gerontology SIG (BGSIG) provides a forum for students, practitioners, and researchers with interests in applying the science, practice, and philosophy of behavior analysis to problems encountered by adults in later life.


Behaviorists for Social Responsibility
The mission of Behaviorists for Social Responsibility is to expand the applications of behavior analysis and cultural analysis to address social issues, particularly those with social justice, human rights, and environmental implications.
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Forensic Behavior Analysis
The mission of this SIG is to ensure that those in the criminal justice fields have access to appropriate, evidence-based behavior analytic therapy to reduce crime and delinquency.


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SIG Español
El SIG Español tiene como intención proveer una comunidad para aquellos miembros de ABAI que hablan español, donde podamos colaborar e intercambiar ideas y experiencias sobre el trabajo que realizamos en países de habla hispana, así como promover el análisis aplicado del comportamiento.


Modifed by Eddie Soh