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.


Michael Davison

Auckland University

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Michael Davison has been working in the experimental analysis of behavior for over 40 years. He completed his Ph.D. in 1969 and his DSc in 1984, and is now Professor Emeritus at Auckland University, New Zealand. He has authored some 150 papers, mostly in the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, and one book. He has served on the ABAI Executive Council, on the SEAB Board, and on the SQAB Board. He received an award from SABA for international contributions to behavior analysis, a silver medal for research from the Royal Society of New Zealand, and lifetime contributions awards from APA Division 25 and from the New Zealand Association for Behaviour Analysis. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand, and of ABAI. His interests lie in quantitative analyses of choice and reinforcement. His focus has always been on collecting very extensive, very high-quality data.


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