Student Paper Competition

Forrest J. Files Research Award

2018 Winners

Applied Research Winner
Elizabeth Foley
University of Kansas
Paper Title:
Comparison of Components of the Good Behavior Game in a Preschool Classroom

Basic Research Winner
Gideon P. Naude
University of  Kansas
Paper Title:

Delay of Gratification in Preschool Children Following Access to Print and Mobile Electronic Media

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 MABA 2019 are now being accepted. The deadline for submissions will be September 9, 2019. Submitted papers will be reviewed by our Student Paper Coordinator and selected judges. ​​Winners will be announced publicly on September 23rd. 

See below for a complete list of previous winners.

Prior Recipients

Jessica Juanico, Trumpet Behavioral Health
Michael Sofis, University of Kansas
Adam Briggs, University of Nebraska Medical Center's Munroe-Meyer Institute
Amy Henley, University of Kansas
Samantha Bergman, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Brent Kaplan, University of Kansas
Amy Harper, University of Kansas
Jason Hirst, University of Kansas
Matt Capriotti, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Veronica Howard, University of Kansas
Robin Kuhn, Central Michigan University
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