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.


50th Annual Convention; Philadelphia, PA; 2024

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Paper Session #445
Getting the Federal Government to Care About Behavior Analysis
Monday, May 27, 2024
11:00 AM–11:25 AM
Marriott Downtown, Level 3, Independence Ballroom
Area: CSS
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Chair: Caleb Deneb Hudgins (Adapt & Transform Behavior)

Getting the Federal Government to Care About Behavior Analysis

Domain: Theory
CALEB DENEB HUDGINS (Adapt & Transform Behavior)

An important avenue for expanding the breadth and utility of behavior analysis is to increase the number of individuals with behavior analysis training working in the federal government and informing funding priorities which support behavior analytic research methods and applied technologies. One option which can provide pathways for temporary and potentially long-term appointment within federal government agencies for behavior analysts is the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Science Technology and Policy Fellowship (STPF). AAAS STPF program funds doctoral level academics, at varying career stages, across the physical and social sciences, to work in government from 1-2 years in either an Executive Agency office or with a Member of Congress/Senator. This presentation will provide an overview of the AAAS STPF program and provide specific suggestions for how Association for Behavior Analysis International and behavior analysts interested in public service can take advantage of this and other science advocacy opportunities.




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