ABAI Teaches Us How Basic Principles of Behavior Change Can Help in the Fight to Preserve Our Environment at OSU this August

Online PR News – 28-June-2012 – Columbus, Ohio – The Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) will host the Behavior Change for a Sustainable World Conference at The Ohio State University's Ohio Union August 3–5, 2012.

Registration is open to the public through the association’s website until July 17 and available on site August 3–5. Attendees will include scientists, applied researchers, undergraduate and graduate students, teachers, and consultants.

The program will feature prominent figures in behavior analysis, environmental organizations, business, and government. Invited addresses and panels, research and project posters, and interactive brainstorming sessions will give conference attendees a unique opportunity to interact with people of diverse backgrounds who are interested in working on one of the greatest challenges to face civilization since the last ice age.

The conference kicks off Friday evening with presentations and a reception featuring hors d’oeuvres, wine, and beer to welcome attendees and provide an opportunity to become acquainted and network.

As world-famous climatologist Lonnie Thompson noted in his paper in The Behavior Analyst (Fall, 2010), there is currently no engineering fix for climate change. For now, the only thing we can do is change human behavior.

ABAI is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice. Founded in 1974, the association has more than 6,300 members worldwide.

For more information contact ABAI at 269-492-9310 or visit the website at