In Episode 85, Ben chats with Dr. Yukie Kurumiya about her work in prevention science using the ProSocial and ACT-Matrix. They dive deep into the origins of prevention science and ProSocial and visit her own community to discuss culturally responsive work with Japanese families.
Trigger Warning: This episode discusses the topics of suicide and school shootings. Listener discretion is advised.
ABAI Annual Convention Events: 1. Business Meeting #120Evolution of Behavior Analysis: Update on EvoSci Special Interest Group (SIG) Establishment
Friday, May 26, 2023 7:00 – 8:00 PM Convention Center Mile High Ballroom 3A Chair: Yukie Kurumiya (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology) Presenting Authors: This is an open meeting for anyone interested in the advancement and evolution of behavior analysis through the lenses of evolutionary science and cultural selection. This meeting will serve to update EvoSci SIG supporting members on our progress in establishing the SIG. We invite interested behavior analysts across related disciplines to share their aspirations on the evolution of our field.
2. Symposium #129 Diversity submission From the Tyranny of the Few to Survival of All: Culturo-Behavior Science for All
Sunday, May 28, 2023 8:00 – 9:50 AM Convention Center Mile High Ballroom 2B Area: CSS/PCH; Domain: Translational Chair: Nanni Presti (Kore University) Discussant: Anthony Biglan (Oregon Research Institute) CE Instructor: Anthony Biglan, Ph.D. Abstract: Periodically, social upheavals challenge well established cultural rules and practices. A sampling of current tensions includes what is observed between those who accept social stratification as inevitable and those who labor for social justice, between conservative, progressive, and libertarian agendas, between those who would grant remarkable power to businesses and those who would limit those powers in favor of public health and climate justice. Culturo-behavior scientists have advanced a number of strategies grounded in evolutionary, prevention, and behavior sciences, Skinner’s philosophy of science, and contemporary approaches to language and cognition. Advances in conceptual and empirical evidence for the planned use of interlocked behavior contingencies suggest that it is not too late to create a sustainable economy in which all humans matter, all voices are heard, and all can access basic goods and services. In this symposium, Giovambattista Presti, Francisco Perez, Thomas Szabo, Yukie Kurumiya, and Dennis Embry discuss these advances. At the end, Tony Biglan will provide commentary.
3. Panel #128 Diversity submission Global Perspectives on the Need for Behavior-Based Cultural Evolution - Working Together
Sunday, May 28, 2023 4:00 – 4:50 PM Hyatt Regency, Mineral Hall D-G Area: CSS/PCH; Domain: Translational CE Instructor: Henry S. Pennypacker, Ph.D. Chair: Francisco Ignacio Perez (University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston School of Public Health) Henry Pennypacker (University of Florida) Naoko Sugiyama (Seisa University) Neil Timothy Martin (Behavior Analyst Certification Board) Abstract: The panel discussion will encourage audience participation. Together, we will focus on how we can promote and cultivate prosocial behavior on a global scale as well as in our own communities. As John Lennon told us, “imagine all the people living life in peace.” Skinner (1973) educated us that the science of behavior plays a leading role in creating an environment where cultural evolutionary changes for the better can be selected. He urged us to act and apply our knowledge about human behavior to prevent a catastrophic future and secure a healthy world for those who follow us. To accomplish these objectives, the panel will address the need to conceptualize our mission and discuss the necessity for formal training in the cultural and evolutionary sciences so that behavior analysts can become proficient leaders that can educate their communities and promote the environment that will facilitate behavior change, such as increasing the frequency of prosocial behavior, that will be needed to live together in harmony, peace, and prosperity. This can be our gift to those who follow us!
Books and Articles mentioned for Behaviour Analysts (last name alphabetical):
Tony Biglan's work (articles, books, etc.) related to prevention science and CBS to address societal and global issues are also inspiring readings.
Sigrid Glenn's metatcontingencies and related articles will be amazing ones to read. One good example of their papers is this (co-authored). But there are more!
Biglan, A & Glenn, S. (2013). Toward prosocial behavior and environments: Behavioral and cultural contingencies in a public health framework. APA Handbook of Behavior Analysis. 2. 255-275. 10.1037/13938-010
Dixon, M.R., Hayes, S.C., & Belisle, J. (2023). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Behavior Analysts: A Practice Guide from Theory to Treatment (1st ed.). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003250371
Szabo,T. (2023). ACT and Applied Behavior Analysis: A Practical Guide to Ensuring Better Behavior Outcomes Using Acceptance and Commitment Training. Context Plus. ---- this book will be published and available to everyone soon, I know.
Prosocial book by Paul Atkins, David Wilson, and Steven Hayes.
Also, articles referenced in Dr. Kurumiya's published article that she talked about are good. So just in case, here is the reference to her paper and free download link (https://rdcu.be/cYQvG):
Kurumiya, Y., Garcia, Y., Griffith, A. K., & Szabo, T. G. (2022). Online ACT Matrix Parent Training for Japanese-Speaking Mothers with Distress in the United States.Journal of child and family studies, 31(12), 3514–3532.https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-022-02477-w
Atkins, P. W. B., Wilson, D. S., & Hayes, S. C. (2019). Prosocial: Using evolutionary science to build productive, equitable, and collaborative groups. Context Press/New Harbinger Publications.
Tarbox, J., Szabo, T.G. & Aclan, M. Acceptance and Commitment Training Within the Scope of Practice of Applied Behavior Analysis. Behav Analysis Practice 15, 11–32 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40617-020-00466-3
Pennypacker, H. & Perez, F. (2022) Engineering the Upswing: A Blueprint for Reframing Our Culture. Sloan Educational Publishing
Personal Analytics Companion (PACO: https://www.pacoapp.com/) - this is designed to facilitate ecological momentary assessments (EMA).
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