Student Paper Competition
Forrest J. Files Research Award
2021 Competition is now OPEN!!
This award is in honor and remembrance of Dr. Forrest J. Files (1955-2011): Radical Behaviorist, Behavioral Pharmacologist, Teacher, Student, Gator, Friend.
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Undergraduate and graduate students, or those who are no more than one year post-grad, are encouraged to submit original papers of basic or applied behavior-analytic research. Submissions are reviewed by two or more behavior analysts and 1-2 winners are chosen annually. Each is provided with a monetary award and is invited to give a brief 20-minute presentation on their research during the annual conference.
What papers are eligible for consideration?
Original behavior-analytic empirical reports that have either (1) been published over the past year, (2) are in-press or under review, or (3) are submission ready. Theses or dissertations that have not been reformatted for publication elsewhere will not be reviewed.
Submissions for 2021 are now being accepted. The deadline for submissions will be September 3, 2021. Submitted papers will be reviewed by our Student Paper Coordinator and selected judges. Winners will be announced publicly on October 8th.
2021 Winners will be invited to present at the 2021 MABA conference in Detroit, MI with the 2020 Winners!
Applied Research Winner
Marcus Autism Center
Response Blocking to Identify Skill & Motivation Deficits for Inappropriate Self-Feeding
Basic Research Winner
University of Kansas
An Experimental Analysis of Gender-biased Verbal Behavior & Self-editing Using an Online Analog