Behavior Change for a Sustainable World Research Award

Purpose: To support research using behavior analysis concepts and principles to promote sustainable practices/environmentally friendly behavior change. Any applied, basic, or translational study with a primary goal of increasing understanding of human behavior and environmental preservation/enhancement is eligible for consideration.


Amount:  $1,000 for 1-year max study/project 


Eligibility: Principle investigator must be a current FABA member

Application: Please submit a three-page maximum write up that includes the background for study; purpose/importance; research question to be addressed; outline of method; commitment to present results at a future FABA conference and (should results warrant) submit an article for publication based on the study. Submissions can be emailed to [email protected]

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Bx Analysis Leadership Council -

Application deadline: August 1, 2019

Selection of awardee: Committee appointed by FABA will review applications and select recipient

Why Be a Behavior Analyst? - Why be a behavior analyst today and not something else? Several examples will be presented of how behavior analysis is being used to improve the human experience in a variety of areas. As impressive as these accomplishments are, they pale in comparison to the potential of behavior analysis to help make the world a better place. Five reasons will be offered for why a person should be a behavior analyst and several actions recommended that all behavior analysts, whether new to the field or old-timers, can take to narrow the gap between the tremendous potential of behavior analysis and its too-limited impact to date.

Behavior Change For A Sustainable World: Ultimate Challenge and Opportunity For Behavior Analysts - Behavior analysis has made valuable contributions to many areas‹improving education, helping people adopt healthier life styles, teaching children with autism, making highways and factories safer, caring for people exhibiting challenging and life-threatening disorders‹but those who advance and practice the science have paid too little attention to the impact of human behavior on the only home we have. But this is changing. I will offer examples of why behavior analysts are uniquely poised to contribute to a broad range of interventions to promote the husbandry of our planet's resources, restore damaged ecosystems, and help society prepare for and cope with the inevitable challenges to come.