Association for Behavior Analysis International

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50th Annual Convention; Philadelphia, PA; 2024

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Panel #480
CE Offered: BACB — 
Ethical Discourse: Discussing How to Create a Journal-Based Resource
Monday, May 27, 2024
12:00 PM–12:50 PM
Convention Center, 200 Level, 203 AB
Area: PCH/TBA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Shawn P. Quigley, Ph.D.
Chair: Shawn P. Quigley (Melmark)
ABRAHAM GRABER (The Ohio State University)
STEPHANIE M. PETERSON (Western Michigan University)
Abstract: Ethics is broadly concerned with the right and wrong behavior of individuals. The standards of right and wrong may vary across societies and within societies, including within a behavior analytic society. Standards of right and wrong are often stated via written ethics codes for professionals, but differences might still exist. Resolution of the difference of standards within groups might occur through various written processes. Examples of written resources might include blogs, newsletter, books, and journal articles. Within behavior analysis there is an absence of written resources, especially a recurring opportunity for discussion of ethics within a behavior analytic journal. The purpose of this panel is to discuss guidelines for a behavior analytic journal to implement a recurring ethics discourse process. Panel members will present a framework for a recurring ethics discourse process within a behavior analytic journal, and will present an example of how it might look in practice. Input from audience members regarding the proposal will be sought.
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Target Audience: Practicing behavior analysts seeking to learn about resources that may support ethical decision-making.
Learning Objectives: Participants will state the steps of a decision-making process. Participants will describe how a journal could offer a resource demonstrating ethical decision-making as case examples. Participants will have a framework to develop their own written process to support ethical decision-making within their respective organizations.
Keyword(s): Decision-making, Ethics



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