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.


43rd Annual Convention; Denver, CO; 2017

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Business Meeting #515
Behavioral Gerontology Special Interest Group
Monday, May 29, 2017
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Convention Center Mile High Ballroom 3C
Chair: Claudia Drossel (Eastern Michigan University)
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 problems encountered by adults 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 of 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 Alzheimers disease). The meeting will explore attendees and members' interests and needs; foster collaborations and the sharing of information; and encourage education, training, practice, and research. In addition to general administrative matters related to the structure of the SIG, an important business item is the discussion of the results of a recent membership survey.

Keyword(s): aging, Alzheimer's disease, dementia, prevention



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