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.


49th Annual Convention; Denver, CO; 2023

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Paper Session #410
Demystifying Demand: A Brief Primer on Behavioral Economic Demand for Researchers and Clinicians
Monday, May 29, 2023
5:30 PM–5:55 PM
Hyatt Regency, Centennial Ballroom B
Area: EAB
Chair: Haily Traxler (University of Kentucky)
Demystifying Demand: A Brief Primer on Behavioral Economic Demand for Researchers and Clinicians
Domain: Theory
HAILY TRAXLER (University of Kentucky), Mark Justin Rzeszutek (University of Kentucky), Sean Regnier (University of Kentucky), Mikhail Koffarnus (University of Kentucky College of Medicine)
Abstract: Research on behavioral economic demand has increased in recent years. Applications of behavioral economic demand are expanding, with behavioral economic demand being used frequently as an assessment of reinforcer valuation and propensity to engage in risky or problematic behaviors. It is also being used to inform policy. As applications of the demand analysis expand, methodology is becoming increasingly sophisticated. Precise analyses are essential to generating quality data than informs treatment and policy. However, conducting these analyses may require additional training for individuals seeking to use the demand analysis as an aid in clinical practice or policy. This presentation will provide an overview of historical and potential future uses of behavioral economic demand in research, practice, and policy. It will also provide an overview of basic concepts in demand. Finally, a brief tutorial of analytic techniques will be provided to improve accessibility of the demand analysis for clinicians and researchers alike.



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