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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.

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ABAI Eighth International Conference: Kyoto Japan

Invited Presentations

Martha Hübner, Ph.D. (University of São Paulo): Verbal Behavior of Higher Order: Theoretical-Empirical Analysis of the Effects of Autoclitics Upon Nonverbal Behavior


Per Holth, Ph.D. (Oslo and Akershus University College): Novelty and Variability: Genuine Operants?


Tetsuro Matsuzawa, Ph.D. (Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University): The Evolution of the Human Mind Can Be Understood by the Study of Chimpanzees in the Wild and the Laboratory


Paolo Moderato, Ph.D. (University of ILUM, Milan, Italy): Science of Behavior and Humanity


Koichi Ono, Ph.D. (Komazawa University): Considering the Temporal Properties of Reinforcement: Past, Present, and Future



Kazuchika Manabe, Ph.D. (Nihon University): Challenges to New Species in the Experimental Analysis of Behavior: How to Conduct Animal Studies


Kenji Okuda, MEd (Academy of Behavioral Coaching): The Errorless Teaching of Swallowing for a Child Vomiting Meals



Chair: Naoko Sugiyama, Ph.D. (Seisa University)
Genevieve DeBernardis, Ph.D. (University of Nevada, Reno)
Martha Hübner, Ph.D. (University of São Paulo)
Ingunn Sandaker, Ph.D. (Oslo and Akershus University College)
Vinca Riviere, Ph.D. (University of Lille III)
Maria Antonia Padilla Vargas, Ph.D. (University of Guadalajara)
Eitan Eldar, Ph.D. (Kibbutzim College)



Takayuki Sakagami, Ph.D. (Keio University): Stability: Criterion, Operant, or Transient State?

Kennon Andy Lattal, Ph.D. (West Virginia University): Fleeting Behavioral Phenomena

M. Jackson Marr, Ph.D. (Georgia Institute of Technology): Behavior Dynamics: Themes and Variations


Janet Twyman, Ph.D. (University of Massachusetts Medical School): Using Behaviorally Informed Instruction to Maximize Effectiveness of Digital Technology

William Heward, Ph.D. (The Ohio State University): Using Low-Tech Classroom Tools to Improve Learning in Non-Digital Classrooms

Satoru Shimamune, Ph.D. (Hosei University): Some Critical Variables Influencing Technology Adoption in the Classroom


Linda J. Parrott Hayes, Ph.D. (University of Nevada, Reno): Cultural Behavior at the Level of the Individual

Joáo Todorov, Ph.D. (Universidáde de Brasilia): Selection of Cultures Through Selection of Cultural Contingencies

Ingunn Sandaker, Ph.D. (Oslo and Akershus University College): Selection of Cultures or Cultural Selection?


Ramona Houmanfar, Ph.D. (University of Nevada, Reno): Functions of Organizational Leaders in Cultural Change

Darnell Lattal, Ph.D. (Aubrey Daniels Institute): Beyond Behavior: Achieving Lasting Change

Maria Malott, Ph.D. (Association for Behavior Analysis International): How to Lead Complex Change


Wayne Fisher, Ph.D. (Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center): An Empirical Approach to the Assessment and Treatment of Multiple Forms of Elopement

Mitch Fryling, Ph.D. (California State University, Los Angeles): The Relationship Between Behavioral Theory and Applied Behavior Analysis

Cathleen Piazza, Ph.D. (Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center): A Comparison of the Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to an Applied Behavior Analytic Approach in the Treatment of Food Selectivity in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders
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