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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45th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2019

Program by Business Meetings: Monday, May 27, 2019


 

Business Meeting #550
Education and Treatment of Children Editorial Board Meeting
Monday, May 27, 2019
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Hyatt Regency West, Ballroom Level, Regency Ballroom A
Chair: Stephanie M. Peterson (Western Michigan University)
Presenting Authors:

This meeting is intended for members of the editorial board of the journal Education and Treatment of Children. However, it is an open meeting, and others who have interest in the journal (either submitting papers to the journal or serving on the board in the future) are welcome to attend as well. We will share the annual report with audience members and have time for open discussion regarding issues facing the journal.

Keyword(s): editoral board, ETC
 
 
Business Meeting #551
Positive Behavior Support (PBS) Special Interest Group
Monday, May 27, 2019
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Hyatt Regency West, Ballroom Level, Regency Ballroom B
Chair: Jodie Soracco (UNR)
Presenting Authors:

Positive behavior support (PBS), a systems approach, uses behavioral principles to redesign environmental contexts that enhance quality of life while decreasing problem behavior and increasing socially valid replacement behavior. Behavior analysts involved in PBS operate within various levels from providing direct supports to individuals to applying principles to broad systems (e.g., organizations, schools). The Positive Behavior Support Special Interest Group provides a forum for behavior analysts to discuss issues relevant to the profession.

 
 
Business Meeting #552
Health, Sport, and Fitness SIG
Monday, May 27, 2019
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Hyatt Regency West, Ballroom Level, Regency Ballroom D
Chair: Julie M. Slowiak (University of Minnesota Duluth; InJewel LLC)
Presenting Authors:

All conference attendees interested in behavior analytic applications in health, sport, and fitness are welcome. During this meeting, the business of the special interest group will be conducted. This year, we will present ourstrategic plan to increase active membership within the SIG and support the growth of both the Health & Fitness and Behavioral SportPsychology (HSF) practice areas. We will also take time for discussion and networking to facilitate collaboration on HSF-related research and projects. Anyone interested in these areas should attend.

Keyword(s): Exercise, Fitness, Health, Sport
 
 
Business Meeting #553
Update: A Strategic Plan for Reintegrating Behavior Analysis Principles
Monday, May 27, 2019
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Hyatt Regency West, Ballroom Level, Regency Ballroom C
Chair: Susan M. Schneider (Root Solutions)
Presenting Authors:

Despite years of dissemination effort on our part, a National Medal of Science for Skinner, and impressive generality, replication, and application, operant and Pavlovian learning principles still frequently get ignored in mainstream psychology, minimized or misrepresented in texts, and only spottily incorporated into relevant related disciplines. In 2018, a group of behavior analysts created a list of action items toward a strategic plan for the integration/reintegration of these principles into mainstream psychology and underrepresented interdisciplinary areas - taking advantage of high-profile supporters in those areas, among other methods. This meeting will provide an update on progress, and further discussion on how to overcome the many barriers. Andy Lattal and Ray Pitts will co-chair.

Keyword(s): dissemination, integration, interdisciplinary
 
 
Business Meeting #554
Behavior Analysis in the Arts, BAARTs
Monday, May 27, 2019
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Swissôtel, Event Center Second Floor, Vevey 1/2
Chair: Abigail B. Calkin (Calkin Consulting Center)
Presenting Authors:
Behavior Analysis in the Arts is the special interest group for promoting the relationship between behavior analysis and the arts—literature, visual arts, music and performing arts. Whether someone is an artist, afficianado or interested in the arts, all are welcome to attend the SIG. The SIG holds scheduled meetings at the annual ABAI convention. Discussions include examining creativity within the behavioral framework, the relationship between the arts and behavior analysis including verbal, behavioral and private/inner behaviors. It also includes plans for future performances. Our topics of interest are an artwork itself, the process of creativity, inner behavior, outer behavior, audience response to a work, and all the variables within and between these categories. The construction of a work of art is a complex process and is a part of the interest of the SIG. To give a detailed analysis of this is far beyond the scope of this description, but this was well covered in the 2018 Mechner article and responses in The Psychological Review, 68, #3. Present focus is to have more members attend the SIG meeting in May 2019 in order to discuss the plans for the 2020 Evening of the Arts program.
 
 
Business Meeting #555
Gambling Special Interest Group (GSIG) Discussion and Business Meeting
Monday, May 27, 2019
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Swissôtel, Event Center Second Floor, Vevey 3/4
Chair: Ryan C. Speelman (Pittsburg State University)
Presenting Authors:
The GSIG invites gambling researchers, practitioners, and anyone interested in the behavior analysis of gambling to attend our business meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to unite members for project collaboration and discussion of future directions. Topics will include organizing symposia, conferences, research collaboration, gambling research outlets, and more. If you are interested in this area, have ever been a member, or would like to become involved, this meeting may be useful for you.
Keyword(s): gambling, journals, research
 
 
Business Meeting #556
Experimental Analysis of Human Behavior Special Interest Group
Monday, May 27, 2019
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Swissôtel, Event Center Second Floor, St. Gallen 1-3
Chair: J. Adam Bennett (Western Michigan University)
Presenting Authors:
This will be the business meeting for the Experimental Analysis of Human Behavior Special Interest Group (EAHB-SIG). The mission of the EAHB-SIG is to promote the experimental analysis of behavior with human subjects as a means of addressing important fundamental questions about human problems and human nature. In recent years, the energies of EAHB-SIG members have focused on three continuing projects: (1) The EAHB-SIG Distinguished Contributions Award: This award is designed to recognize substantive and sustained contributions to the EAHB literature. The award is presented at the annual convention. (2) The Student Paper Competition: The competition is designed to promote and recognize scholarly activity in the Experimental Analysis of Human Behavior. Students are encouraged to submit original research that has not been reviewed elsewhere. Participants receive high quality reviews from experts in their respective areas of research. (3) The Experimental Analysis of Human Behavior Bulletin: The SIG also maintains an online journal (ISSN 1938-7237) for the publication of empirical articles, technical reports, and other types of articles of interest to researchers engaged in the experimental analysis of human behavior.
Keyword(s): EAHB, Experimental Analysis, Human Behavior, Human Operant
 
 
Business Meeting #556A
Ethics for Behavior Analysis SIG
Monday, May 27, 2019
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Swissôtel, Event Center Second Floor, Montreux 1-3
Chair: Ann B Beirne (Global Autism Project)
Presenting Authors:

To address the membership of the SIG, provide updates on future projects, and call for volunteers.

 
 
Business Meeting #556B
Diversity submission Culture and Diversity SIG Meeting
Monday, May 27, 2019
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Swissôtel, Concourse Level, Zurich A
Chair: Elizabeth Hughes Fong (Saint Joseph's University)
Presenting Authors:

Annual meeting of the Culture and Diversity SIG (formerly MultiABA). Come and meet the members!

 
 
Business Meeting #557
Clinical Special Interest Group
Monday, May 27, 2019
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Fairmont, Third Level, Crystal
Chair: Emily Thomas Johnson (Behavior Attention and Developmental Disabilities Consultants, LLC)
Presenting Authors:

This is the special interest group for those who have an interest in clinical applications of behavior analysis. Clinical behavior analysts work in both research and applied settings applying behavior analytic principles to just about any situation that may involve psychological distress. This is our annual meeting to discuss how to promote our work at ABAI and beyond. Members have the opportunity to network and discuss their areas of interest and work, training opportunities, research projects, conceptual struggles and developments, and plan activities for the next year. Everyone is welcome to attend and learn more about this exciting area of clinical behavior analysis.

Keyword(s): Clinical, Mental Health, Practice
 
 
Business Meeting #558
Speech Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis (SPABA) Special Interest Group
Monday, May 27, 2019
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Fairmont, Third Level, Regent
Chair: Lina M. Slim-Topdjian (ASAP - A Step Ahead Program, LLC)
Presenting Authors:

The Speech Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis (SPABA) Special Interest Group business meeting is open to anyone interested in promoting a behavioral approach to the analysis and treatment of speech and language disorders. Admission is free and membership in the SIG is not required in order to attend. The meeting will consist of member reports on SIG mission-related activities and invited presentations of professional interest to attendees. An abstract of the SPABA award winners submissions for the Student Research Grant award and the Dissemination Award will be provided at this meeting as well as awards to the winners. The SPABA business meeting will also include information on SPABA's social/networking component to encourage interaction and discussion among SIG members, new members, and interested attendees. Please feel free to join us and bring your friends. To further support the Speech Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis Special Interest Group, please consider formally joining and donating to the SIG by registering online at www.behavioralspeech.com.

Keyword(s): interprofessional collaboration, speech-language pathology, speech-language therapy, verbal behavior
 

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