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.


47th Annual Convention; Online; 2021

All times listed are Eastern time (GMT-4 at the time of the convention in May).

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Panel #324A
CE Offered: BACB
Memorial for the Life and Work of David Dwight Harshbarger (1938-2020)
Sunday, May 30, 2021
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
Area: OBM; Domain: Theory
CE Instructor: Timothy D. Ludwig, Ph.D.
Chair: Timothy D. Ludwig (Appalachian State University)
HENRY S. PENNYPACKER (University of Florida)
KENNON ANDY LATTAL (West Virginia University)

Dwight wrote of “sliding doors” in his autobiography in CCBS’ Behavioral Science: Tales of Inspiration and Service as discrete moments when opportunities arise that send one’s life in a different trajectory. Whether we knew him or not, we are all the beneficiaries of Dwight’s work and relationships as sliding doors in our careers and outreach. For many of us this includes the development of what came to be Behavioral Safety Now, for others it was an invitation to impact humanity through his work as Executive Director for the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, and still others it was the founding (along with Bill Hopkins) the Commission on Behavioral Safety Accreditation. His scholarship includes seminal works in Behavioral Systems, his professional career included executive positions with Sealy and Reebok, and his many historical fiction novels remind us of the externalities of our corporate actions. His mission to apply the science of behavior analysis to reduce human suffering in all its forms will remain a central tenet of our field. Join our esteemed panel as we celebrate Dwight’s life and legacy.

Instruction Level: Intermediate



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