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.

Richard M. Foxx

Foxx Richard

Penn State University


Dr. Richard Foxx has been one of the field's leading researchers on disorders of learning and behavior in developmental disabilities. He is best known for a series of studies describing effective and efficient methods for establishing adaptive behavior such as eating and continence, and for decreasing severe behavior disorders such as self-injury and stereotypy. His focus on solving important problems while maintaining high scientific standards brought answers that were practical yet convincing to both the field and to the consuming public. His work has served as a model for clinical relevance, has received wide acclaim in both the popular press and the media, and has contributed much to changing both philosophy and practice in the field of developmental disabilities.


Dr. Foxx has served as president of ABAI and the American Psychological Association (APA) Division 33, and he is a Fellow in APA, the American Psychological Society, and the American Association of Mental Retardation.


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