Association for Behavior Analysis International

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2011 Behavioral Economics Conference

Program by Special Events: Saturday, March 26, 2011

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Special Event #9
Opening Remarks and Introduction
Saturday, March 26, 2011
8:00 AM–8:15 AM
Plaza Ballroom

Opening Remarks



Dr. Tim Hackenberg received a B.A. degree in Psychology from the University of California, Irvine in 1982 and a doctorate in Psychology from Temple University in 1987, under the supervision of Philip Hineline. He held a post-doctoral research position at the University of Minnesota with Travis Thompson from 1988-90. He served on the faculty in the Behavior Analysis program at the University of Florida from 1990-2009.  He is currently a Professor of Psychology at Reed College in Portland Oregon. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, of the Society for the Quantitative Analysis of Behavior, as Associate Editor of the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, as President of Division 25 of the American Psychological Association, as the Experimental Representative to the ABAI Council, and is currently the Director of the ABAI Science Board. His major research interests are in the area of behavioral economics and comparative cognition, with a particular emphasis on decision making and token reinforcement systems.  In work funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, he and his students have developed procedures for comparing adaptive choice in different species, showing that species differences are frequently a product of procedural differences. Reducing or eliminating procedural differences brings cross-species continuities into sharper focus. He is blessed with a talented cadre of students, and has the good fortune to teach courses he cares about.



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