Association for Behavior Analysis International

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50th Annual Convention; Philadelphia, PA; 2024

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Panel #413
In Memory of Dr. Joseph Pear: Honouring His Lifetime Contributions Across Experimental, Educational, Philosophical, and Areas Beyond in Behavior Analysis
Monday, May 27, 2024
9:00 AM–9:50 AM
Convention Center, 200 Level, 201 C
Area: EAB/PCH; Domain: Translational
Chair: Kendra Thomson (Brock University; Centre for Addiction and Mental Health )
DARLENE E. CRONE-TODD (Salem State University)
GENEVIÈVE N. ROY-WSIAKI (Université de Saint-Boniface)

This panel will honor the lifetime contributions of Dr. Joseph Pear, who passed away in December 2022. Panel participants will share some of Dr. Pear’s lifetime achievements and fond memories of Joe as an exquisite scientist and writer who could make clear the most complicated concepts. A true gentleman, his patience, humility, and compassion were evident in his teaching, applications to clinical settings, supervision, and in any other sphere of life. His innovations in the field can be viewed from at least two angles: An inquisitiveness about finding a full account of human behavior, and a desire to make the world a better place with interventions that use positive reinforcement. These guided the development of experimental, applied, and clinical research and supervision at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The panel will provide examples of his contributions, insights, and legacy to help attendees benefit from his work and life.

Instruction Level: Basic
Keyword(s): history, in memory, Joseph Pear



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