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.

Philip N. Hineline

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Temple University

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After completing his BA at Hamilton College and Ph.D. at Harvard University, Philip N. Hineline spent 3 years at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research before moving to Temple University, where he is now a professor. He routinely teaches at both basic and advanced levels and is very much involved with the Interdisciplinary Master's Program in Applied Behavior Analysis, which he co-founded with Dr. Saul Axelrod, of Temple's College of Education. He has received several awards for excellence in teaching: In the spring of 1999, he received the Eleanor Hofkin Award for Excellence in Teaching, from the Alumni Association of the College of Arts and Sciences of Temple University. The following year, he received Temple's university-wide "Great Teacher Award," and the "Distinguished Teacher Award" from the College of Arts and Sciences. More recently (2007), he received the Fred S. Keller Behavioral Education Award from Division 25 of the American Psychological Association. Also outside the University, he served first as associate editor, as editor, and then as review editor of the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior.


He has been president of ABAI, as well as of Division 25 of the American Psychological Association, the Eastern Psychological Association, and the Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior. In 1995 he received the Award for Distinguished Service from ABAI and in 2002, the Award for Outstanding Contributions to Basic Research, from Division 25 of the APA.


His conceptual writing has focused upon the characteristics of explanatory language and the role of those characteristics in controversies that have confronted behavior analysis. A longstanding theme of his empirical research has been that of temporal extension in behavioral/psychological processes-as in choice between predictable and unpredictable outcomes and between immediate vs. delayed consequences. In recent years his research has come to include applied topics such as interventions for children with autism, remediations for those who have suffered closed-head injury, and skill acquisition for persons who work with those individuals.




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