2024 Science of Behavior Analysis Conference

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Welcome to the 3rd Annual Science of Behavior Analysis Conference!

Saturday, June 8, 2024

9am-12:00pm – check-in starts at 8am

Rider University – NJM Room in the Bart Luedeke Center (2083 Lawrenceville Rd., Lawrenceville, NJ 08648)

3 CEUs available

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Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jeanne Donaldson

Jeanne Donaldson earned her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Florida and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Kennedy Krieger Institute. Currently, she is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Louisiana State University. Her research focuses on improving the lives of children and their caregiving adults by examining simple, efficient, and effective interventions and promoting shared governance in the intervention selection process. She was the 2018 recipient of the B. F. Skinner Foundation New Applied Researcher Award from APA Division 25. She is a former Associate Editor at the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (JABA) and serves on the editorial boards for JABA and Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice. She also serves on the Association for Behavior Analysis International’s Science Board. Dr. Donaldson is a BCBA-D and Licensed Behavior Analyst in the state of Louisiana.

Presentation: What Happens When We Let Students Select Their Intervention Experiences?


Over the past decade, Dr. Donaldson and her graduate students have been studying behavioral interventions to improve classroom behavior and academic performance in preschool and elementary students. They have also been asking  student participants to make choices about whether and how they experience these interventions. In this presentation, Dr. Donaldson will share some common themes that have emerged when choices are provided to students. She will also touch on methodological refinements of our choice procedures and conclude with future research ideas on choice and preference for behavioral interventions.

Other Presenting Authors:

Caldwell University: Comparing Traditional Match-To-Sample Training with Observational Learning to Establish Equivalence Classes with Adults (presenting author: Christopher R. Colasurdo)

Rowan: University Contingency Management for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment: Behavioral and Practical Implications (presenting author: Shelby Goodwin)

Rider University:  Effects of Remote Contingency Management Package on Duration of Goal Heart Rate (presenting author: Arielle Di Stefano)

Rutgers University: Prevalence and Magnitude of Resurgence during Functional Communication Training with Delay-and-Denial Tolerance Training (presenting author: Arielle Marshall)

Rutgers University: The Impact of Choice on Treatment Integrity: Julia Howard)