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

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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



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