Association for Behavior Analysis International

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43rd Annual Convention; Denver, CO; 2017

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W90
CE Offered: PSY/BACB — 
Aggressive and Violent Behavior: Behavioral Conceptualization, Prevention, and Treatment
Friday, May 26, 2017
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Hyatt Regency, Mineral Hall F
Area: PRA/CBM; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Peter Sturmey, Ph.D.
PETER STURMEY (The Graduate Center and Queens College, City University of New York)
Description: Behavior comes from three causes: Biological evolution, cultural evolution and evolution of the operant during the life span. Although Applied Behavior Analysis has long focused on functional analysis and treatment of aggression and violence, especially in people with little developmental disabilities, less attention has been paid to the broad context of the causes of aggression and violence . This workshop will provide a comprehensive review of aggression and violence and its implications for prevention and treatment at the level of individuals, couples and society.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to: (1) describe the evidence for evolution of aggression and violence; (2) describedifferences between and within cultures in the degree of aggression and violence; (3) describe the development of aggression and violent behavior within individual humans; (4) describe the implications for prevention and treatment at the level of the individual, couple, and society.
Activities: The workshop will use lecture, video demonstrations, and a group exercise.
Audience: Intermediate including Masters and Doctoral level practitioners and teachers.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate



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