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.


41st Annual Convention; San Antonio, TX; 2015

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Panel #442
PDS EVENT: Creating a Culture of Caring and Sustainable Behavior at Your University
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
9:00 AM–9:50 AM
204A (CC)
Area: CSE; Domain: Applied Research
Chair: Stephanie Holder (University of North Texas)
RICHARD G. SMITH (University of North Texas)
E. SCOTT GELLER (Virginia Tech)
CRISS WILHITE (California State University, Fresno)

How can you use your behavior-analytic training to create a culture of caring and sustainable behavior at your university? By collaborating across disciplines, we can create an environment where people work together to solve the world's toughest problems. Two years ago, prominent figures from behavior analysis and an array of other fields came together at an ABAI-sponsored conference to work together to integrate behavioral and other approaches to creating a more sustainable and caring culture. As a field, behavior analysis can take a leading role in such efforts, and grass-roots programs within university training programs can serve as a springboard from which tomorrow's leaders can develop their skills and expertise. The panelists in this discussion will discuss their experiences developing programs to bring a behavior analytic approach to efforts to increase sustainability and promote active caring within their university communities. Each panelist will share barriers, solutions, and successes in starting and maintaining student-centered programs of this type at their universities.

Keyword(s): Actively Caring, Sustainability, University Engagement



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