Violence and Aggression: A Comprehensive, Behavior Analytic Perspective on Conceptualization, Prevention and Treatment — Tuesday 6/12/18 -pm

Presented by: Professor Peter Sturmey, PhD, Professor of Psychology at Queens College and The Graduate Center, City University of New York and Editor of the 3 Volume, 125 chapter, Wiley Handbook of Violence and Aggression 

Date: Tuesday 6/12/18   Time: 6:00-9:00 pm eastern Recording Information: ABACAccess5


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Violence and aggression in everyday speech refers to a very wide range of behavior including pushing shoving, fighting, assault, including sexual assault, and killing others. It takes place in many contexts including non-human animal behavior, typical and atypical human development, within intimate relationships, governmental violence and aggression and war. Despite the time and energy cost of violence and aggression they continue to be a common feature of much human behavior.
Skinner suggested that behavior comes from biological evolution, cultural evolution and evolution of the operant within the lifespan. This webinar explores the evidence for genetic basis of violence and aggression within and across species and cultural differences in violence and aggression and the meta-contingencies that might support such differences. Finally, the webinar explores behavior analytic approaches to prevent and treat violent and aggressive behavior in typically developing individuals and within organizations such as school and neighborhoods with gangs and the police.


Learning Objectives:

Learning Objectives
The learner will describe
1. Definitions of violence and aggression;
2. Evidence for the genetics and cultural evolution of violence and aggression;
3. Behavior analytic approaches to prevent and treat violence and aggression in individuals;
4. Behavior analytic approaches to prevent and treat violence and aggression in the context of organizations, such as school s or other organizations.



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6:00 pm: Introduction
6:05 pm: Pretest
6:10 pm: Presentation begins
7:30 pm: 10 minute break
7:40 pm: First Q&A Session- submit questions via chat
7:50 pm: Presentation resumes
8:45 pm: Q&A submit questions for chat
9:00 pm: Posttest, Evaluation and submit attendance codes”



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Professor Peter Sturmey is Professor of Psychology at The Graduate Center and the Department of Psychology, Queens College, City University of New York where he is a member of the Behavior Analysis Doctoral and Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis programs. He specialized in autism and other developmental disabilities, especially in the areas of applied behavior analysis, dual diagnosis, evidence-based practice, and staff and parent training. He is the resident speaker at ABAC and Chief Scientific Officer at Long Island ABA. He gained his PhD at the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom and subsequently taught at the University of the South West (Plymouth) and University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. He then worked for the Texas Department of Mental Retardation from 1990-2000 as Chief Psychologist, first at Abilene then San Antonio State Schools during a Federal class action law. There he supervised behavioral services and Masters level psychologists providing behavior support plans for severe behavioral and psychiatric disorders in adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities and implementing large-scale active treatment and restraint reduction programs. Professor Sturmey has published 25 edited and authored books, over 210 peer reviewed papers, over 60 book chapters. He provides webinars on ABA to qualified professionals and others on a regular basis. He has made numerous presentations nationally and internationally, including recent presentations in Canada, Brazil, Belgium, Luxemburg and Italy. He has an active lab of graduate and undergraduate students working on developing and evaluating effective and efficient ways of training caregivers using modeling and feedback to use applied behavior analysis with children and adults with autism and other disabilities. He provides training and consultations widely.


Peter Sturmey is co-author or editor of books mentioned during the presentation. He receives royalties from the sale of the books. He also receives speaker and consultation fees for this and other related presentations.




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