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.


48th Annual Convention; Boston, MA; 2022

Program by Business Meetings: Saturday, May 28, 2022


Business Meeting #155
Behaviorists for Social Responsibility (BFSR) Business Meeting
Saturday, May 28, 2022
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Meeting Level 2; Room 251
Chair: Sarah M. Richling (Auburn University)
Presenting Authors:
BFSR is the oldest SIG in ABAI. BFSR members engage in theoretical, conceptual, and empirical analyses of significant social issues related sustainability, economic and social justice, violence, health and wellness, political systems, culture, among others. In the business meeting, the BFSR planners will report on our active projects, including (a) the Matrix Project which is oriented toward increasing preparation and opportunities for behavior analysts to engage in work related to major social issues, (b) international outreach, (c) social media presence, (d) education initiatives, and (e) sustainability initiatives. Discussion of opportunities for participation will follow these brief reports.
Keyword(s): Activism, Culture, Social Issues, Sustainability
Business Meeting #156
Behavior Analysis in Military and Veteran's Affairs
Saturday, May 28, 2022
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Meeting Level 2; Room 205B
Chair: Abigail B. Calkin (Calkin Consulting Center)
Presenting Authors:
This year's meeting's agenda will present the recent projects of John Borgen and Emily Leeming and request information from others on other people doing behavior analysis work, however large or small, with any military branches.
Keyword(s): military projects
Business Meeting #158
History of Behavior Analysis
Saturday, May 28, 2022
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Meeting Level 2; Room 205A
Chair: Edward K. Morris (University of Kansas)
Presenting Authors:
The purpose of this meeting is to review, vote on, and thereby establish the SIG’s by-laws, given its aim, mission, objectives, and purview. Its aim is to advance behavior analysis nationally and internationally through its history and historiography. Its mission is to cultivate and nurture, enrich and improve, and disseminate the field’s history and historiography. Its objectives are to enhance (a) teaching: course content and pedagogy; (b) research: presentations, publications, and workshops; and (c) service: leadership, governance, and communications. Its purview is the field’s long past, short history, and recent origins. It audience includes behavior analysts, other scientists and humanists, and the public at large. The by-laws will establish positions, policies, and procedures for the SIG’s governance and the succession of its governance (e.g., an Executive Council, Treasurer, Secretary) and for its committees and their succession (e.g., an awards program, bibliographies, communications, syllabus bank; identifying and creating archives; membership and website committees). These will be developed and vetted, in part, on the HoBA ListServ prior to the meeting. To become a member of the ListSev and part of the process, contact Pat Williams at SIG members interested in election to its governance and service on its committees should attend (or inform the SIG president prior to the meeting of their interests).
Business Meeting #159
Behavioral Gerontology Special Interest Group
Saturday, May 28, 2022
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Meeting Level 2; Room 206A/B
Chair: Claudia Drossel (Eastern Michigan University; Center for the Advancement of Neurobehavioral Health)
Presenting Authors:
The Behavioral Gerontology SIG ( provides an open forum for students, practitioners, and researchers who have an interest in applying the science, practice, and philosophy of behavior analysis to wellbeing in later life, typically referring to ages 65 and older. The goal is to promote the development, implementation, and evaluation of behavior analytic approaches to a wide variety of topics with high public health significance in this population, such as self-management for health promotion and disease prevention, and functional assessments of and interventions for behavioral changes commonly associated with neurocognitive disorders (e.g., due to Alzheimer's disease). The meeting will explore attendees’ interests and needs and foster collaborations and the sharing of information, to encourage education, training, practice, and research. The new website, member access to training materials, outreach, and organizational issues are central to the meeting agenda.
Keyword(s): aging, dementia, gerontology, older adults
Business Meeting #160
Neuroscience Special Interest Group
Saturday, May 28, 2022
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Meeting Level 2; Room 207
Chair: Suzanne H. Mitchell (Oregon Health & Science University)
Presenting Authors:
Discussion of future initiatives and how to grow membership, visibility and relevance to ABAI members.
Keyword(s): Biological bases, Brain circuitry
Business Meeting #161
Sexual Behavior: Research and Practice Special Interest Group
Saturday, May 28, 2022
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Meeting Level 2; Room 205C
Chair: Barbara Gross (Missouri Behavior Consulting; Sex Ed Continuing Ed)
Presenting Authors:
All individuals attending the ABAI convention who have an interest in sex research, sex education, and/or procedures used to change sex-related behaviors are invited to attend the Sexual Behavior: Research and Practice Special Interest Group's annual meeting. Items of business will include a discussion of current SIG activities occurring both at and outside the ABAI convention, the sharing of relevant research findings, and plans for the next year of SIG activities.
Keyword(s): sex education, sex research, sexual behavior, sexuality
Business Meeting #162
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (JABA) Business Meeting
Saturday, May 28, 2022
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Meeting Level 2; Room 203
Chair: Linda A. LeBlanc (LeBlanc Behavioral Consulting LLC)
Presenting Authors:
This business meeting is for all current and former editorial board members and authors who are interested in learning more about publishing in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (JABA). The editor of JABA will present on recent trends in the journal.
Business Meeting #163
Organizational Behavior Management Network and Journal of Organizational Behavior Management Annual Meeting
Saturday, May 28, 2022
7:00 PM–8:50 PM
Meeting Level 2; Room 252A
Chair: Lori H. Ludwig (Performance Ally)
Presenting Authors:

This joint meeting will present information related to both the OBMNetwork and the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management. Founded in 1982, the Organizational Behavior Management Network exists to develop, enhance, and support the growth and vitality of Organizational Behavior Management through research, education, practice, and collaboration. The Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, edited by Dr. David Wilder, is the flagship journal for the publication of research and discussion articles related to the practice of behavior analysis in business settings. All attendees interested in OBM are invited to hear updates and network with practitioners and researchers.

Keyword(s): OBM
Business Meeting #370
The Analysis of Verbal Behavior Business Meeting
Saturday, May 28, 2022
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Meeting Level 2; Room 252B
Chair: Tiffany Kodak (Marquette University)
Presenting Authors:

We will review the annual report for the journal, discuss upcoming initiatives in the journal, and address questions from the audience.

Keyword(s): Verbal behavior



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