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Journals

The Analysis of Verbal Behavior. Published annually by the Association for Behavior Analysis International.   AVB is “primarily for the original publication of papers relevant to a behavioral analysis of verbal behavior . . . . Papers should be relevant to at least one of the following topics: the elementary verbal operants, autoclitics, multiple control, private events, rule-governed behavior, epistemology, scientific verbal behavior, language acquisition, language assessment and training, second languages, pedagogy, the verbal behavior of nonhumans, and verbal behavior research methodology.”
    Articles frequently relate to such topics as autism, developmental disabilities, and reading instruction/rule following.
     All the back issues, from 1982 until two years ago, are now available at the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed Central. (A two-year embargo is now in force.)
Animal Behaviour. Published monthly for the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour and the Animal Behavior Society by Academic Press London. It contains “original papers and critical reviews on all aspects of animal behavior.” Tables of contents and abstracts are available for articles appearing in issues since April 1995.
Animal Cognition. Four issues per year are published by Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
“. . . an interdisciplinary journal publishing current research from various backgrounds and disciplines (ethology, behavioral ecology, animal behaviour and learning, cognitive sciences, comparative psychology and evolutionary psychology) on all aspects of animal (and human) cognition in an evolutionary framework.
      “The aim . . . is to establish the course of the evolution of ‘intelligence’, of the mechanisms, functions and adaptive value of basic and complex cognitive abilities from invertebrates to humans.
     “Animal Cognition publishes original empirical and theoretical work, reviews, short communications and correspondence on the mechanisms and evolution of biologically rooted cognitive-intellectual structures.
   “Experiments and field studies with animals and humans and the comparative method will be given preference, but simulation models and theoretical analyses will be also considered.”
     Tables of contents and abstracts are available for articles appearing in issues since the journal was established in mid-1998.
Behavior Analysis in Practice. Published twice a year by the Association for Behavior Analysis International. . “…presents empirically validated best practices in an accessible format that describes not only what works, but also the challenges of implementation in practical settings. The journal is of special interest and relevance to front-line service workers and their supervisors, scientist-practitioners, and school personnel. Types of articles and topics to be found between its pages include empirical reports describing the application and evaluation of behavior-analytic procedures and programs; discussion papers on professional and practice issues; technical articles on methods, data analysis, or instrumentation in the practice of behavior analysis; tutorials on terms, procedures, and theories relevant to best practices in behavior analysis; and critical reviews of books and products that are aimed at practitioners or consumers of behavior analysis.”
First issue: May 2008.
The Behavior Analyst. Published twice a year (Spring & Fall) by the Association for Behavior Analysis International. It contains “general interest articles on theoretical, experimental, and applied topics in behavior analysis. Articles on the past, present, and future of behavior analysis, as well as its relation to other fields, are particularly appropriate.... [It] also publishes literature reviews, discussions of previously published work, reinterpretations of published data, and articles on behaviorism as a philosophy that are suitable to the general readership of the journal.”
All issues published since the journal’s founding in 1978 until two years ago are now available as PDF files from the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed Central. (A two-year embargo is now in force.)
Behavior Analyst Online. “The Behavior Analyst Online organization is dedicated to helping behavior analysts keep up with current research and methodology in this rapidly progressing field.…[it] will develop and deploy new resources making them available on the internet free of charge to the public. These resources will be dedicated to educating the public about Behavior Analysis as well as serving as a resource for professionals involved in research and/or application of principles of Behavior Analysis.”
Behavior & Philosophy. Published by the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies (see below). “ ...articles accepted for publication will be added to this [online] section as soon as the copy editing process has been completed, and updates to this page will occur frequently, thereby almost eliminating the waiting period customary for publication in most peer-reviewed journals. At the end of each calendar year, a printed and bound copy of Behavior and Philosophy will be sent to all subscribers. Although access to online articles will be free for a limited time, the journal is supported by subscriptions.”
Behavior Modification. Published quarterly by Sage Publications. “For more than 20 years, researchers, academics and practitioners in clinical psychology have turned to Behavior Modification for innovative and insightful research, reports, and reviews on applied behavior modification. Each issue offers successful assessment and modification techniques applicable to problems in psychiatric, clinical, educational and rehabilitative settings, as well as treatment manuals and program descriptions. ”
Behaviour Research and Therapy. Published monthly by Elsevier Science. This journal “reflects and promotes cognitive behaviour therapy for psychological disorders. [It also publishes papers in] what was originally termed behavioural medicine.” Tables of contents —but not abstracts— are available for issues published since January 1995.
Behavior Therapy. Published quarterly by the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT). It devoted to the application of the behavioral and cognitive sciences to the conceptualization, assessment, and treatment of psychopathology and related clinical problems.
Behavioral and Brain Sciences. Published quarterly by Cambridge University Press. The journal features “particularly significant and controversial pieces of work... published from researchers in any area of psychology, neuroscience, behavioural biology or cognitive science, together with 20–30 commentaries on each article from specialists within and across these disciplines, plus the author’s response to them.”
Behavioral Interventions. Published quarterly by Wiley Interscience. “...aims to review and report research and practice involving the utilization of behavioral techniques to problems of treatment, care and development. These techniques may include behaviorally oriented strategies used in the assessment, evaluation, treatment, training and education of clients or patients, as well as training and organization techniques used with staff. Behavioral Interventions publishes: (1) research articles, (2) brief reports (a short report of an innovative technique or intervention that may be less rigorous than a research report), (3) topical literature reviews and discussion articles, (4) book reviews.” Tables of contents and abstracts are available since 1996. “You can purchase online access to [each] article for a 24-hour period. Articles prices vary by title.”
Behavioral Neuroscience. Published bimonthly by the American Psychological Association. It is devoted to "the broad field of the biological bases of behavior. . . . Studies covering the entire range of relevant biological and neural sciences, for example, anatomy, chemistry, physiology, endocrinology, and pharmacology, are considered so long as behavioral variables are measured or manipulated or if the work has clear relevance to behavior. Studies on the genetic, evolutionary, and developmental aspects of behavior are also appropriate, as are behavioral studies, if they have clear implications for biological processes or mechanisms." Tables of contents are available for the past year, with links to abstracts only for the current issue. Access to PDF files of individual articles is available for $13 each.
Behavioural Pharmacology. Published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins in association with the European Behavioural Pharmacology Society. Eight issues per year. ". . . publishes research papers which study the ways in which behaviour is affected by any aspect of drug action. This encompasses such topics as drug, chemical, and hormonal effects on behaviour and resultant behaviour methods for the study of drug action." Registration and payment is required for purchasing PDF files.
Behavioural Processes. Published by Elsevier Science. “The journal publishes experimental, theoretical and review papers dealing with fundamental behavioural processes through the methods of natural science. Experimental papers may deal with any species . . . . Sample topics are cognition in man and animals, the phylogeny, ontogeny and mechanisms of learning, animal suffering and the neuroscientific bases of behaviour. Studies using pharmacological, physiological and biochemical techniques are appropriate provided they address behavioural issues . . . . Quantitative treatments, neural-network and other parallel models, mathematical or computer models, are especially appropriate.” Access to PDF files of individual articles is available for $13.50 each.
Brazilian Journal of Behavior Analysis. Supported by Instituto Brasiliense de Anlise do Comportamento and Universidade de Brasilia Science. “…a bi-annual publication that aims to disseminate Behavior Analysis in Brazil and abroad, publishing original work in the format of theoretical article, conceptual analysis, research report, brief research report and critical review in Portuguese or English. The journal will also publish articles that contribute to build the history of Behaviorism and Behavior Analysis and the translation to Portuguese of classical articles.”
Child Development. Published bimonthly by Blackwell Publishers for the Society for Research in Child Development. It has "a preference for innovative and comprehensive reports that advance theory and the empirical base of the field broadly conceived; that have significant theoretical, practical, or interdisciplinary implications; and that involve multiple studies, multiple methods, or multiple settings. All modes of empirical research are welcome: experimental, observational, ethnographic, textual, interpretive, and survey."
Comparative Cognition & Behavior Reviews. Published by the Comparative Cognition Society. (See below.)
European Journal of Behavior Analysis. Published twice a year by the Norwegian Association for Behavior Analysis. “. . . primarily for the original publication of experimental reports and theoretical/conceptual papers relevant to the analysis of the behavior of individual organisms. Review articles will also be considered for publication. In addition, we will print Target Articles for discussion, to which readers are invited to respond in the next issue of the journal.”
Includes six fascinating videos of interviews with behavioral luminaries: Murray Sidman, Charles Catania, Jerry Shook, M. Jackson Marr, Steven Hayes, J. T. Blackldege, and Mickey Keene.
4 January 2011: “. . . a search engine is included on the EJOBA website and . . . all the pdf files from 2000-2008 are downloadable from the website. Very soon we will also have included a function which gives the members of EABA or subscribers of EJOBA access to all pdf files. For the rest, it will be a two-year delay with respect to the access of pdf files.”

All articles published from 2000 through 2009 are now freely available.

Experimental Analysis of Human Behavior Bulletin. Published electronically by the Experimental Analysis of Human Behavior Special Interest Group (EAHB-SIG) of the Association for Behavior Analysis. “. . . we want the electronic Bulletin to provide as much as information to scientists as possible, and as rapidly as possible, in ways not available with a printed version. . . . an "issue" of the Bulletin . . . is now ongoing throughout a calendar year. That is, each paper will be made available for viewing and downloading as it is accepted. . . . authors are encouraged to add Internet links to sites with more information, their own institutional homepages, email address, and so on (many examples can be found in the 1999 ongoing issue). Moreover, authors can include photographs, movies, and figures with color in their papers, if such information enhances the presentation of the science.”
Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology. Published quarterly by the American Psychological Association. This journal contains “original empirical research with animals or humans in the field of behavioral pharmacology; descriptive and experimental studies of drug abuse; and controlled clinical trials.” Tables of contents are available for the past year, with links to abstracts only for the current issue.
International Journal of Comparative Psychology (IJCP). Published quarterly by the International Society for Comparative Psychology. “...publishes studies on the evolution and development of animal behavior, including humans. Articles based on experimental or descriptive research procedures, carried out in laboratory, semi-natural, or natural settings, and involving mechanistic, developmental, functional-adaptive, or evolutionary theoretical approaches are welcome.”
Japanese Journal of Behavior Analysis. Published twice a year by the Japanese Association for Behavior Analysis. J-JBA publishes experimental, applied, theoretical, and practical research articles in behavior analysis. “Although J-JBA mainly publishes articles written in Japanese, it occasionally publishes articles written in English. Please contact the Chief Editor if you wish to submit an article in English.”
Journal of Behavior Therapy & Experimental Psychiatry. Published quarterly by Elsevier Science. “In addition to original papers, the Journal publishes material intended to provide training in behavior therapy for psychiatrists. It publishes case reports, and from time to time transcriptions of interviews to illustrate how target behaviors are identified and methods selected, how difficulties are handled and progress evaluated. The Journal includes descriptions of therapeutic methods with technical details . . . . Research articles include descriptions of new procedures, analyses of theory of behavior disorders and of behavior change in general, and accounts of experimental studies relating to change in neurotic, psychotic and psychopathic behavior.”
Journal of Comparative Psychology. Published quarterly by the American Psychological Association. It contains “original empirical and theoretical research from a comparative perspective on behavior, cognition, perception, and social relationships of diverse species. Areas such as behavior genetics, behavioral rhythms, communication, comparative cognition, behavioral biology of conservation and animal welfare, development, endocrine-behavior interactions, evolutionary psychology, methodology, phylogenetic comparisons, orientation and navigation, sensory and perceptual processes, social behavior and social cognition . . . .”
Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. Published monthly by Elsevier. It is “devoted primarily to reports of empirical work on the psychological development of individuals. Although the emphasis is on empirical work with infants, children, and adolescents, manuscripts that report research on adults or on special populations of children fall under the purview of JECP if the work expands our understanding of development.” Tables of contents are available for issues published since early 1993, with links to the abstracts and full versions in PDF.
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes. Published quarterly by the American Psychological Association (APA). It publishes “experimental & theoretical studies concerning all aspects of animal behavior processes. Studies of associative, nonassociative, cognitive, perceptual, and motivational processes are welcome.” This journal also accepts “specialized reviews” and “short reports, typically based on a single experiment that reports a significant new empirical or theoretical contribution . . . .” Tables of contents are available for the past year, with links to abstracts for only the current issue.
Journal of Organizational Behavior Management. Published quarterly by Haworth Press. “...publishes research and review articles, case studies, discussions, and book reviews on the topics that are critical to today's organization development practitioners and human resource managers. Beyond the general principles of organizational systems and structure, [JOBM] focuses on specific concerns such as: employee safety; employee training; stress, health, and employee productivity; evaluation of employee satisfaction and feedback systems; managing absenteeism, tardiness, and turnover; use of monetary and nonmonetary incentives; self-management procedures; programmed instruction, behavioral modeling, and computer-aided instruction; positive and negative side effects of OBM interventions.”
Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions. …offers sound, research-based principles of positive behavior support for use in school, home and community settings with people with challenges in behavioral adaptation. Regular features include empirical research; discussion, literature reviews, and conceptual papers; programs, practices, and innovations; forum; and media reviews.”
“You may access this article . . . for 1 day for US$15.00.”
Learning & Behavior [formerly Animal Learning & Behavior]. Published quarterly by The Psychonomic Society. The journal publishes “experimental and theoretical contributions and critical reviews concerning fundamental processes of learning and behavior in non-human and human animals. Examples are sensation, perception, conditioning, learning, attention, memory, motivation, emotion, development, social behavior, and comparative investigations. The most recent issue’s However: table of contents is available.
“You may access this article (from the computer you are currently using) for 1 day for US$30.00.”
Learning and Motivation. Published quarterly by Elsevier. It “features original experimental research devoted to the analysis of basic phenomena and mechanisms of learning, memory, and motivation. These studies, involving either animal or human subjects, examine behavioral, biological, and evolutionary influences on the learning and motivation processes, and often report on an integrated series of experiments that advance knowledge in this field. Theoretical papers and shorter reports are also considered.”
Psychological Bulletin Published bimonthly by the American Psychological Association. It “publishes evaluative and integrative reviews and interpretations of issues in scientific psychology.” Tables of contents are available for the past year, with links to abstracts only for the current issue.
Psychological Record. A quarterly journal of psychology. The journal was founded by renowned interbehaviorist, J.R. Kantor, with one of the most influential American psychologists, B.F. Skinner, serving as the experimental department editor at the journal’s inception. Since 1937, the journal has published psychological theory and research concerned with a broad range of scientific topics in the discipline. All manuscripts are reviewed with respect to their scholarly merit. The journal hopes to stimulate creative and innovative research by both newer and seasoned researchers from many areas of the world. Time from submission to receipt of editorial feedback averages approximately 2 months, and time from official acceptance to printing averages approximately 9-12 months.”

In 2009, the journal initiated a series of “Sketches” on “a variety of topics of interest to the broader discipline of psychology.”   They “will be provided by leading scholars in each respective area of research and theory and will explain the topic and its relevance to the field.” Tables of contents for recent issues are available.

All articles published in the journal from Winter 2000 through 2010 are now available online.

Psychological Review. Published quarterly by the American Psychological Association. It “publishes articles that make important theoretical contributions to any area of scientific psychology. Preference is given to papers that advance theory rather than review it and to statements that are specifically theoretical rather than programmatic. Papers that point up critical flaws in existing theory or demonstrate the superiority of one theory over another will also be considered.” Tables of contents are available for the past year, with links to abstracts only for the current issue.
Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. Published by Taylor & Francis for the Experimental Psychology Society. “he Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology is a leading international journal that publishes original articles on any topic within the field of experimental psychology. Papers of the highest standard are accepted over a wide variety of topics. The majority of papers published are substantial experimental reports. However, authoritative Review Articles and theoretical treatments are welcome, as are brief experimental reports that will be published rapidly in their own category of Short Articles.”
Research in Developmental Disabilities. Published bimonthly by Elsevier Science. It seeks “to publish articles on all aspects of research with the developmentally disabled, with any methodologically sound approach being acceptable. A list of topic areas that is illustrative but not inclusive is applied behavior analysis, pharmacotherapy, traditional assessment, behavioral assessment, speech training and occupational therapy.” Tables of contents —but not abstracts— since January 1995 are available.



Organizations

American Psychological Association

Committee on Animal Research and Ethics (CARE) “Psychologists undertake research with animals...with a clear scientific purpose... There should be a reasonable expectation that the research will a) increase knowledge of the processes underlying the evolution, development, maintenance, alteration, control, or biological significance of behavior, b) increase understanding of the species under study, or c) provide results that benefit the health or welfare of humans or other animals.”
Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABA International). “The Association for Behavior Analysis International is dedicated to promoting the experimental, theoretical, and applied analysis of behavior. It encompasses contemporary scientific and social issues, theoretical advances, and the dissemination of professional and public information . . . .
   “ABA is a membership organization that provides a forum for eighteen special interest groups (SIG), maintains a mutually beneficial relationship with thirty-four affiliated chapters located around the world, and organizes an annual convention.” (In 2003, this convention is scheduled for late May in San Francisco.)

“The association publishes The Behavior Analyst, The Analysis of Verbal Behavior and Behavior Analysis in Practice. It also distributes a newsletter, and offers various other publications relevant to behavior analysis.”
Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS). “…an international organization dedicated to promoting research-based strategies that combine applied behavior analysis and biomedical science with person-centered values and systems change to increase quality of life and decrease problem behaviors. The Association is made up of professionals, family members, trainers, consumers, researchers, and administrators who are involved and interested in positive behavior support.” Publishes the Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions.
Association of Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA). “a new organization with the primary mission of serving the needs of professional behavior analyst practitioners credentialed by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB).”
Division of Behavioral Pharmacology of the American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. “The Division for Behavioral Pharmacology serves members with interests in behavioral pharmacology from the molecular basis of behavior through the clinical pharmacology of treating behavioral disorders. This includes, but is not limited to: design of new pharmacological agents to treat behavioral disorders, pharmacologically relevant studies on the genetics of behavioral disorders, and the study of drug and alcohol abuse and pharmacological treatments.
B.F. Skinner Foundation. A source of inexpensive paperback editions of classics in the field of behavior analysis, including Skinner’s The Behavior of Organisms: An Experimental Analysis (1938), Schedules of Reinforcement (1957—with C.B. Ferster), Verbal Behavior (1957) and The Technology of Teaching (1968). Keller & Schoenfeld’s Principles of Behavior (1950) has also been reprinted.

A 700-page “Definitive Edition” of Skinner‘s Cumulative Record (1959, 1961, 1972) was published in 1999. Skinner had both added and dropped material from edition to edition. This volume contains all of the material from the earlier editions --the longest of which had only 600 pages-- plus a Foreword discussing the evolution of the three editions; an Index that makes it possible to look up specific topics; and two new articles unavailable elsewhere in his collected works— “The Psychology of Design” (from 1941), and “Can Psychology Be a Science of Mind” (the article Skinner completed the day before his death in August, 1990).

Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies. is a nonprofit, charitable organization. “The Mission of the Cambridge Center is to advance the study of behavior and its humane application to practical problems, and the prevention and relief of human suffering.”
The College on Problems of Drug Dependence. “…formerly the Committee on Problems of Drug Dependence, has been in existence since 1929 and is the longest standing group in the United States addressing problems of drug dependence and abuse.…a major focus of the CPDD’s activities has been its sponsorship of an annual scientific meeting. This conference serves as a forum bringing together basic scientists and clinical investigators from industry, academia, and government. Representatives of regulatory agencies, as well as scientists and professionals in a number of diverse disciplines interested in the biochemical, behavioral, and public health aspects of drug dependence participate.”
Publishes Drug and Alcohol Dependence
Comparative Cognition Society. “A scientific society dedicated to studying the mechanisms and evolution of cognition in animals.” It holds an annual meeting but, rather than sponsoring a journal, the society has produced several “cyberbooks,” see Avian Visual Cognition— edited by Robert G. Cook of Tufts University— (See, especially, Cook’s introductory chapter.) About half the papers are from scientists who also publish in JEAB.
(Also see their Comparative Cognition & Behavior Reviews, an online journal founded in 2006.)
Division of Behavior Analysis (Divison 25). A division of the American Psychological Association. The Division 25 site contains links to resources of scientific or professional interest, to graduate training programs, to various regional organizations, and to pages describing the division’s plans for the forthcoming APA convention.
Division of Behavioral Pharmacology (ASPET). A division of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. “…serves members interested in research on the behavioral effects of drugs. These interests range from behavioral approaches to the study of CNS pharmacology to investigations of how drugs alter behavior and encompass perspectives that range from descriptive to mechanistic…”
Division of Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse (Divison 28). A division of the American Psychological Association. The Division 28 site includes the Online Newsletter, recent annual reports, presidential messages, etc., plus some highly useful directories.
There are also links to many universities, governmental agencies (e.g., NIH, NIDA, NIMH, NIEHS), and other relevant scientific societies.
European Behavioural Pharmacology Society (EBPS). Founded in 1984. "The society aims to advance the development of behavioural pharmacology primarily through the organisation of international scientific meetings. The main purpose of the meeting is to disseminate the latest results of research, both by members and non-members. It is of the utmost importance that the scientific standard of these meetings is of the highest possible level, and the organisers have therefore always tried to obtain the very best speakers on its selected topics, regardless of where in the world they are based." The site contains a history of the society, a listing of both past and future meetings and workshops, a membership directory, a positions available page, as well as pages devoted to activities of various society committees.

Publisher of Behavioural Pharmacology —see the listing under Journals above.
European Association for Behaviour Analysis. “…aims to promote Behaviour Analysis in Europe and to provide an international forum within Europe for the study and discussion of matters relevant to behavior analysis. One of the main functions of EABA is to organize congresses in experimental and applied behaviour analysis. At present these are held every two years.”
 
Experimental Analysis of Behaviour Group. “…an interdisciplinary group of professionals and students of psychology interested in the experimental and applied analysis of behaviour. The Group provides a forum for the discussion of research and other professional activities of members, many of whom are also members of the Association for Behavior Analysis: International, of which the Group is an Affiliated Chapter. The Group aims to promote closer collaboration between behaviour analysts working in different universities thoughout Europe. The EABG annual conference is currently organised by the School of Psychology, University of Wales, Bangor. The EABG is a non-profit making organisation. Research interests of the EABG members include: human and animal learning, analysis of verbal behaviour, behaviour analysis in education (e.g., Direct Instruction, Precision Teaching), clinical and remedial therapy, information technology, Early Autism Intervention, and staff productivity and operational behaviour management (OBM).…”
International Society for Behaviorology.“ ‘Behaviorology’ names the science of contingent relations between actions and other events. No label can, of course, capture the complexity of a science. It has its roots in two seminal works by B.F. Skinner: The Behavior of Organisms (1938), and Verbal Behavior (1957). In the first, Skinner established the analysis of behavior in its own right, defined the basic unit of analysis—the operant, and provided the experimental foundation for the science. In the second, based on the processes discovered and elucidated in his experimental analysis of contingency relations, Skinner interpreted the behavioral interaction variously known as language or symbolic communication.”
International Study Group Investigating Drugs As Reinforcers (ISGIDAR)

This group “promotes interest in, and facilitates the dissemination of new information related to drugs as reinforcers, especially as it may relate to human drug abuse.” It publishes a newsletter and “regularly meets as a satellite of The College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) meetings, and those interested are encouraged to attend and participate.”

See Databases, below, for their useful database of work in this area, “a labor of love by Dick Meisch, Ian Stolerman and Jonathan Kamien.”

Institutes for Behavior Resources

“The mission of the Institutes for Behavior Resources, Inc. (IBR) is to advance development of the behavioral sciences and their application to human affairs, through a wide range of research, demonstration, training and service programs. To accomplish these missions, IBR also provides health, social, educational, and legal services to diverse populations in order to respond to the needs of society by improving the scientific understanding and application of behavioral science to identified problems. . . . IBR has conducted a wide range of research, demonstration, training, treatment, and service programs supported by grants and contracts from government and other institutions and foundations. IBR’s programs address a broad range of research and applications to include mobile health services, public safety, and behavioral health management of space dwelling groups.”

With its 50th anniversary in 2011, IBR is planning a celebration of its many accomplishments and to honor its founder, Joe Brady, and others, such as the Honorable Elijah E. Cummings, who contribute to the evolution of IBR as a unique and outstanding community, national, and international resource. Our celebration will focus on two events: (1) a two-day conference on May 2 - 3 at Hurd Hall on the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine campus, highlighting new and evolving developments by leaders in the fields to which Dr. Brady contributed so fundamentally, and (2) a gala dinner on May 2nd. . . [more]

National Academy of Sciences.
“Studies in the behavioral sciences at the National Academies are under the direction of the Center for Studies of Behavior and Development (CSBD). CSBD applies the behavioral sciences to the increasingly complex questions that face government, foundations, and corporations. Its span is broad and includes brain development, cognition, learning, vision and hearing, behavior, addiction, social and community support, parenting and child care practices, human performance, workforce issues, deception detection, aging, and human factors in technology development.”
  • Science, Medicine, and Animals addresses the moral and ethical questions involved in doing animal research.
  • ILAR Journal, published quarterly, contains “...timely information for all those who use, care for, and oversee the use of laboratory animals”
National Institute of Mental Health.
    “Reducing the burden of mental illness and behavioral disorders through research on mind, brain, and behavior.”
  • The largest source of funding for the behavioral sciences.
National Institute on Drug Abuse.
    Focused on “The Science of Drug Abuse and Addiction”
  • The largest source of funding for behavioral and neurobehavioral pharmacology.
National Science Foundation “…is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 ‘to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense….’ With an annual budget of about $5.58 billion, we are the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities.”
Social Behavioral & Economic Sciences: Active Funding Opportunities
PubMed “...a service of the National Library of Medicine that includes over 16 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s. PubMed includes links to full text articles and other related resources. More than 2.2 million searches are conducted each day on PubMed.” Most but not all psychology journals are covered.

PubMed Central (PMC) is the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature. It now serves the entire back issues archives of both the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior (JEAB), back to 1958, and the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (JABA), back to 1968.

The Pavlovian Society “…is dedicated to the scientific study of behavior and promotion of interdisciplinary scientific communication. It recognizes the value of research at the molecular level but encourages members to stress the significance of their scientific observations to the whole functioning organism.

“Thus, the Society fosters an integrative scientific approach and encourages scientists to adopt it in publications and in presentations. The Society’s interest range from basic to clinical science activities. Its annual scientific meeting allows open and sometimes heated discussion of current issues in behavioral neuroscience and learning, at both basic and applied levels.”

Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology (SSCP). This is Section III of Division 12 (Clinical Psychology) of the American Psychological Association. “The common bond of the membership is a commitment to empirical research and the ideal that scientific principles should play a role in training, practice, and establishing public policy for health and mental health concerns.”
Society for Stimulus Properties of Drugs (SSPD).“…supports the use of drug discrimination methods and some related approaches in teaching and research on psychoactive drugs. … The society organises annual meetings in the Unites States that are most often in the form of official satellites of the Society for Neuroscience. Every few years, SSPD has been involved in the organisation of international meetings that have often been in Europe; on several occasions the European meetings have been organised together with the European Behavioural Pharmacology Society (EBPS).

See Databases, below, for a link to Ian Stolerman’s Comprehensive Bibliography of Drug Discrimination Research.

Society for the Quantitative Analyses of Behavior (SQAB). This society was formed to “present symposia and publish material which bring a quantitative analysis to bear on the understanding of behavior.” The annual meeting is held in conjunction with that of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABA International). Some of the invited talks focus on the development and use of mathematical formulations. These SQAB-Invited Preeminent Tutorials are videotaped and are for sale at $8 each.

Photographs from the May 24-26, 2012 SQAB meeting in Seattle.

Photographs from the May 26-28, 2011 SQAB meeting in Denver.

Photographs from the May 27-29, 2010 SQAB meeting in San Antonio.

Photographs from the May 21-23, 2009 SQAB meeting in Phoenix.

Photographs from the May 22-24, 2008 SQAB meeting in Chicago.

Photographs from the May 25-26, 2007 SQAB meeting in San Diego.

Photographs from the May 25-27, 2006 SQAB meeting in Atlanta.

Photographs from the May 27, 2005 SQAB meeting in Chicago.

Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis (SABA). This society “was chartered in 1980 as a non-profit corporation devoted to the welfare and future of behavior analysis. SABA exists to secure and administer private funds in support of behavior analysis. These activities include, but are not limited to, the advancement of basic knowledge about behavior analysis and the applications of that knowledge to problems of developmental disabilities, and other areas.”

Databases

Conditioned Taste Aversion Database

“We have maintained a bibliography on taste aversion learning utilizing a variety of journal and on-line searches as well as benefiting from the generous contribution of preprints, reprints and pdf files from many colleagues. To date, the number of papers on conditioned taste aversion learning is approaching 3,000. The present database lists these papers and provides a mechanism for searching the articles according to a number of search functions.” The database is managed by Anthony L. Riley and Kevin B. Freeman at American University.

Drug Self-administration and Discrimination Bibliographic Databases.

Drug Self-administration methodology is central to the experimental analysis of drug abuse and dependence (addiction). It constitutes a key technique in numerous investigations of drug intake and its neurobiological basis and has even been described by some as the “gold standard” among methods in the area.

Drug Discrimination is widely recognized as one of the major methods for studying the behavioral and neuropharmacological effects of drugs and plays an important role in drug discovery and investigations of drug abuse.

Improved search capability:
The Advanced Search page has been revised to include improved facilities for combining search terms by means of the AND / OR operators. For guidance on how to use this page most effectively, see FAQ #3.

Important message:
This is the new website for the combined drug self-administration and drug discrimination databases. It replaces the two former separate websites for Ian Stolerman’s drug discrimination database and Dick Meisch’s drug self-administration database.

Because it is a relatively new website, we ask for your understanding that at present some features may not work as well as intended and other features are not functional (normally indicated as such on screen). If you have problems or wish to comment, please email to Ian Stolerman.

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