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Ninth International Conference; Paris, France; 2017

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Invited Paper Session #123
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Behavior Analysis in a Complex World
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
5:30 PM–6:20 PM
Scene AB, Niveau 0
Area: PCH
Instruction Level: Basic
CE Instructor: Paolo Moderato, Ph.D.
Chair: Michael J. Dougher (University of New Mexico)
PAOLO MODERATO (University IULM of Milan)
Paolo Moderato is Professor of Psychology at the University IULM of Milan (Italy), where he chairs the Department of Behaviour, Consumers and Communication G. Fabris. He is President of IESCUM, the Italian Chapter of ABAI and EABA, where he directs the postgraduate program BACB approved in applied behavior analysis. He is past-president of the European Association for Behaviour and Cognitive Therapies. He has been the Italian editor of Acta Comportamentalia since the time of its foundation, has been associate editor for the Mexican Journal of Behavior Analysis, editor of the Psychology Series by McGraw-Hill Italia. At present he is the editor of the Series Behavior and Cognitive Practice by Francoangeli Publishing. His books include Pensieri, Parole e Comportamento, which is the first Italian systematic presentation and discussion of Skinnerian and post-Skinnerian analysis of verbal behavior (co-edited with Philip N. Chase and G. Presti); Human Interactions, a contextualistic behavior analytic handbook of general psychology; and Roots & Leaves, an anthology of papers on behavior analysis and therapy. Paolo has served the field of behavior analysis through his editorial work and as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies. In 2002, he received the SABA Award for the International Development of Behavior Analysis.
Abstract: This presentation will address the theme of complexity and the need and possible contribution of the science of behavior to cope with complex problems in a rapidly changing world.
Target Audience: Licensed behavior analysts, psychologists, graduate students.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to: (1) understand the relations between the history of BA and the social history of science in the 20th century and beyond; (2) understand and apply the concepts of sustainability and flexibility in a complex world; (3) extend the basic principles of BA to social and clinical context.



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