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.

Kennon A. Lattal

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West Virginia University

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Dr. Kennon Andy Lattal is Centennial Professor of Psychology at West Virginia University and an internationally recognized leader in the experimental analysis of behavior. He has published more than 100 scientific articles and co-edited three major books. He has served on the editorial boards of seven journals, including the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and The Behavior Analyst, and was associate editor (1982–1986) and editor (1999–2003) of the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior. He has twice served on the Executive Council of ABAI and was president in 1994. He has also served twice on the board of the Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, of which he was president from 2001 to 2003. Professor Lattal is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Divisions 2, 3, 6, and 25) and a charter Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, formerly known as the American Psychological Society. West Virginia University recognized him in 1986 with a University Outstanding Teacher Award, in 1989 with the Benedum Distinguished Scholar Award, and again in 1995 with his appointment as Centennial Professor. Division 25 of APA recognized his scholarship in 2001 with its Award for Distinguished Contributions to Basic Research.




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