Selected Journals and Organizations
Also visit The Back Pages for links to the Web sites of
the laboratory equipment suppliers, publishers, and other institutions
that advertise in JEAB and JABA, thereby contributing to the financial health of the journals.
The Analysis of Verbal Behavior. Published annually by
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
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
All the back issues, from 1982
until two years ago, are now available at
the National Library of Medicines PubMed Central. (A two-year embargo is now in force.)
Animal Behaviour. Published monthly for the
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
All issues published since the journals founding in 1978 until two years ago are now available as PDF files from the
National Library of Medicines 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.
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
psychological disorders. [It also publishes papers in]
what was originally termed behavioural
Tables of contents but not abstracts are available for issues published
since January 1995.|
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 authors response to them.|
Behavioral Interventions. Published quarterly by
...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
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
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
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.|
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
Journal of Comparative Psychology.
Published quarterly by the American Psychological Association. It contains original
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:
stress, health, and employee productivity;
evaluation of employee satisfaction and feedback systems;
managing absenteeism, tardiness, and turnover;
use of monetary and nonmonetary incentives;
programmed instruction, behavioral modeling, and computer-aided instruction;
positive and negative side effects of OBM interventions.|
Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions.
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 issues
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 journals 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
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
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.
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
interest groups (SIG), maintains a mutually beneficial
relationship with thirty-four
located around the world, and organizes an
annual convention. (In 2003,
this convention is scheduled for late May in San Francisco.)
The Behavior Analyst,
The Analysis of Verbal Behavior
Behavior Analysis in Practice.
It also distributes a newsletter,
and offers various other
to behavior analysis.
Association for Positive Behavior
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
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 Skinners The
Behavior of Organisms: An Experimental Analysis (1938), Schedules of Reinforcement
(1957with C.B. Ferster), Verbal
Behavior (1957) and The Technology of Teaching (1968). Keller & Schoenfelds
Principles of Behavior (1950) has also been reprinted. |
Definitive Edition of Skinners 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 CPDDs
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,
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 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 divisions plans
for the forthcoming APA convention.|
of Behavioral Pharmacology (ASPET). A division of
the American Society for Pharmacology and
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
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
and other relevant scientific societies.
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.
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
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.
IBRs 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
...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
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 Societys
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).
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 Stolermans 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
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
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.
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.
This is the new website for the combined drug self-administration and drug discrimination databases.
It replaces the two former separate websites for Ian Stolermans drug discrimination database and
Dick Meischs 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
Back Pages Links to Web sites of
laboratory equipment suppliers and publishers who advertise in JABA and
JEAB, thereby contributing to the financial health of the journals.
GOOGLE Reveals Search Technology: PigeonRank
Building upon the breakthrough work of
B. F. Skinner, Page and Brin reasoned that low cost pigeon clusters
(PCs) could be used to compute the relative value of web pages faster
than human editors or machine-based algorithms....
The failure of MentalPlex, a
search technique based upon cognitive psychology, led them to adopt
this behavioral approach. [Dont miss their FAQ and Illustrations.]
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