Association for Behavior Analysis International

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50th Annual Convention; Philadelphia, PA; 2024

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Panel #81
In Remembrance of Peter Urcuioli
Saturday, May 25, 2024
12:00 PM–12:50 PM
Convention Center, 200 Level, 201 C
Area: EAB; Domain: Translational
Chair: Heloisa Cursi Campos (University of Central Oklahoma)
KAREN M. LIONELLO-DENOLF (Assumption University)
MELISSA J. SWISHER (Purdue University)
MARCO VASCONCELOS (University of Aveiro)
Abstract: This panel is a memorial event honoring the life and career of Dr. Peter J. Urcuioli, who passed away on November 27, 2022. Peter was a distinguished scholar who made influential contributions to the literature on stimulus control, the differential outcomes effect, relational learning, and stimulus equivalence. His enthusiasm for science and the basic principles of learning and behavior was inspiring to his students and was instrumental in shaping their love of scientific inquiry. The panel will feature Peter’s mentees. Each panelist will highlight their perspective on Peter’s many accomplishments, his contributions to multiple areas of behavior analysis, and his approach to research, teaching, and mentoring. The panel will also explore the unique impact Peter had on each of their careers. Audience members will also have the opportunity to share their personal anecdotes and perspectives on Peter’s contributions. Please join us in honoring Peter’s memory and contributions to behavior analysis.
Instruction Level: Basic
Keyword(s): differential outcomes, memorial, relational learning, stimulus control



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