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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.

2015 San Antonio

Presidential Scholar: Sarah Hrdy



ABAI is pleased to announce the Presidential Scholar for the 41st Annual Convention: Sarah Blaffer Hrdy. Dr. Hrdy is professor emerita at the University of California-Davis, an associate in the Peabody Museum of Archeology and Ethnology at Harvard, and A. D. White Professor-At-Large at Cornell University. A former Guggenheim fellow, she has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the California Academy of Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society. Her books include The Langurs of Abu: Female and Male Strategies of Reproduction; The Woman That Never Evolved, selected by The New York Times as one of the Notable Books of the Year in 1981; Mother Nature: A History of Mothers, Infants and Natural Selection, which won the Howells Prize for Outstanding Contribution to Biological Anthropology and was chosen by both Publisher’s Weekly and Library Journal as one of the “Best Books of 1999"; and Mothers and Others: The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual Understanding, an exploration of psychological implications of humankind’s long legacy of shared child-rearing, which was awarded the 2012 J. I. Staley Prize from the School of Advanced Research and a second Howells Prize.


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