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Ever feel lonely reading a research article? Do you crave colleagues to discuss, ask questions, and check your understanding of the study?

Animal Behavior Research Readers is a new guided reading group hosted by Behavior Works for animal professionals and behavior analysts who want to enhance their understanding of the application of the science of behavior change, with a focus on animal behavior.

Members will read research and other seminal articles related to hot topics in animal learning and attend monthly meetings to discuss each article with a community of professionals. Build your research review skills by receiving expert guidance and critical analysis from group facilitator Dr. Christy Alligood.

You are eligible for membership if you have taken any research methods course, including an undergraduate or graduate level college course, or Behavior Works’ How Research Works course.

Register a 3-month, membership for $120. Meetings are held once per month. Each three-month session will have a theme, with a focus on crossing species and scientific disciplines to broaden our learning.

Eligible for 3.5 BACB Learning CEUs per meeting.

Which course is right for you?

If you are looking to discuss research and foundational concepts with colleagues, check out Animal Behavior Research Readers, a discussion group with monthly meetings. Membership is renewable quarterly with a new theme each quarter.

If you are looking to build competency in evaluating primary research on behavior change in individuals, check out How Research Works, an 8 week course with weekly class meetings.

Summer 2023 Session:
June 19, July 17, and August 14 2023
4:00-6:00pm Mountain time

Hot topics in animal training: Foundational concepts

  1. Kincaid, S. (2023) Gradual change procedures in behavior analysis. Behavior Analysis in Practice 16:117-126.
  2. Martin, A.L. et al. (2011). Functional analysis and treatment of human-directed undesirable behavior exhibited by a captive chimpanzee. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis 44:139-143.
  3. Scallan & Rosales-Ruiz (2023). The constructional approach: A compassionate approach to behavior change. Behavior Analysis in Practice, Early View.

For questions about eligibility or to register, please contact Dr. Christy Alligood.


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