Title: Violence and Aggression: A Comprehensive, Behavior Analytic Perspective on Conceptualization, Prevention and Treatment
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.
Participants will identify the:
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.
Professor Sturmey has published 25 edited and authored books, over 210 peer reviewed papers, and over 70 book chapters. He is the series editor for Springer’s new book series Advances in Prevention and Treatment in Violence and Aggression. 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, Luxembourg 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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