Association for Behavior Analysis International

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46th Annual Convention; Washington DC; 2020

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Business Meeting #393
Update: A Strategic Plan for Reintegrating Behavior Analysis Principles
Sunday, May 24, 2020
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Level 2, Room 207A
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. We hope to choose several action items on which to focus, and develop working groups to follow up on them. We will build on suggestions from Alan Kazdin's panel discussion Sunday morning. Andy Lattal and Ray Pitts will co-chair.
Keyword(s): dissemination, integration, interdisciplinary



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