The Behavior Analyst

, Volume 38, Issue 2, pp 229–236 | Cite as

A Career in Behavior Analysis: Notes from the Journey

  • Judith E. FavellEmail author
Prominent Women in Behavior Analysis

Judith E. Favell received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1966, and earned her Ph.D. in developmental and child psychology from the University of Kansas in 1970. Throughout her career as a clinician, researcher, teacher, lecturer, and administrator, she has focused on the understanding and treatment of serious behavior disorders, such as self-injurious and aggressive behavior in individuals with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. Her work has encompassed not only clinical domains, but also organizational, regulatory, legal, and policy issues, through testifying, chairing national task forces, serving as an expert witness, and writing guidelines and policies governing treatment in behavior analysis. Dr. Favell has authored numerous articles, monographs, chapters, and books; edited a leading journal and several newsletters; and served on the editorial boards of many others. She has presented extensively both nationally...


Developmental Disability Behavior Analysis Operant Conditioning Applied Behavior Analysis Behavior Analyst 
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The author of this manuscript declares no conflict of interest regarding this manuscript. In addition, human or animal participants were not employed for this manuscript, so informed consent was not necessary.

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© Association for Behavior Analysis International 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mt. DoraUSA

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