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ABACLive Webinar with Russell W. Maguire, PhD, BCBA-D, LABA

August 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Presented through the ABACLive Cambridge Center Series. Helping those who help others, one live webinar at a time.

Dr. Russell Maguire presents “Introduction to Stimulus Equivalence: Concepts and Practice”

Thursday August 19, 2021
12:00 noon – 3:00 pm (Eastern/NY)

This event is FREE for the general public.* Or available for the discounted price of $75 with 3 BACB® Learning CEUs.

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Stimulus equivalence occurs when stimuli become related to other stimuli when only a few, but not all, have been linked via training. The emergence of new relations without training is only one of the efficacious outcomes of stimulus equivalence programming. The purposes of this talk are to provide the attendee the following: First, a brief history of stimulus equivalence research, including critical terms, their definitions and relevant variables; Second, a review of the important recent experimental research investigating variables that promote the formation of stimulus equivalence; and Third, presentation of the seminal studies in the nascent field of equivalence based instruction.

Target Audience: Professionals for whom the topic is within their scope of practice. We welcome students and others who are also interested in the topic to join us.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this event, participants should be able to:

  • Select the critical training structures used in stimulus equivalence research and rate each in order of efficacy in setting the occasion for the formation of equivalence classes.
  • Identify which members of a conditional discrimination may become members of an equivalence class.
  • Identify the definition of transfer of function and a relevant example.
  • Identify the definition of stimulus control topography coherence theory and a relevant example.

Presenter Bio:

R.W. Maguire is a Behavior Analyst with 40+ years of applied and research experience. He is currently an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Behavior Analysis at Simmons University. Dr. Maguire holds a BA in Psychology, a MA in Applied Behavior Analysis and a PhD in Experimental Psychology and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
Dr. Maguire is a published researcher and frequent presenter at local, state and national professional conferences, particularly in the areas of stimulus control, stimulus equivalence and errorless instructional protocols.

*This event is FREE for the general public. For those that want a certificate of completion for continuing education credits please purchase the discounted CEs. This event is being offered at the discounted ABACLive Cambridge Center Series price for CEUs (Learning). (Register on ABAC website) Behavior Analysts may earn continuing education for viewing the live event or recording.Behavior Analysts: 3 CEUs (Learning) (Visit ABAC website for complete information.)

The ABACLive Cambridge Center Series of webinars are presented by Board of Directors, Trustees, Advisors, Senior Fellows of the prestigious Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies.

The ABACLive Cambridge Center Series is the result of a collaboration between The Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies (CCBS) and The Applied Behavior Analysis Center, Inc (ABAC) designed to make behavioral health education accessible to the global community of professionals working to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

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