Association for Behavior Analysis International

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38th Annual Convention; Seattle, WA; 2012

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Panel #399
Professional Development Series: Bridging the Gap Between Basic and Applied Research
Monday, May 28, 2012
3:30 PM–4:50 PM
608 (Convention Center)
Area: EAB; Domain: Applied Research
Chair: Katie Snyder (Utah State University)
F. CHARLES MACE (Nova Southeastern University)
ISER GUILLERMO DELEON (Kennedy Krieger Institute)
MARK R. DIXON (Southern Illinois University)
DEREK D. REED (University of Kansas)

In recent years, there has been growing interest from both basic and applied researchers about how to effectively collaborate between these two areas of study. This interest is evidenced by a recent issue of The Behavior Analyst (Volume 34, Number 1) that featured a series of commentaries on translational research. Translational research may be broadly defined as the application of principles discovered in the basic laboratory to problems of social significance. This panel discussion will focus on a) the importance of translational research, b) ways to promote translational research, c) the current state of translational research, including challenges presented by this approach, and d) how the field should proceed to ensure that basic and applied researchers collaborate in future endeavors.

Keyword(s): translational research



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