Translational Research in Behavior Analysis

UMMS Affiliation

Shriver Center; Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center



Document Type

Book Chapter


Applied Behavior Analysis | Mental Disorders | Psychology | Translational Medical Research


This chapter discusses the modern push by funding organizations such as the National Institutes of Health to translate basic research findings into applications that benefit human health and well-being. Dube notes that these translational activities were an early development in behavior analysis and discusses how research in applied settings has often produced a reverse translation in which applied research findings are fed back into basic research activities. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved)


Citation: Dube, W. V. (2013). Translational research in behavior analysis. In G. J. Madden (Ed.), APA handbooks in psychology. APA handbook of behavior analysis, vol. 1: Methods and principles (pp. 65-78). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

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