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The Behavior Analyst

, Volume 39, Issue 1, pp 167–173 | Cite as

The Origin and Evolution of the Behavior Analysis Program at the University of Nevada, Reno

  • Linda J. HayesEmail author
  • Ramona A. Houmanfar
  • Patrick M. Ghezzi
  • W. Larry Williams
  • Matthew Locey
  • Steven C. Hayes
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Abstract

The origins of the Behavior Analysis program at the University of Nevada, Reno by way of a self-capitalized model through its transition to a more typical graduate program is described. Details of the original proposal to establish the program and the funding model are described. Some of the unusual features of the program executed in this way are discussed, along with problems engendered by the model. Also included is the diversification of faculty interests over time. The status of the program, now, after 25 years of operation, is presented.

Keywords

Behavior analysis Entrepreneurship Graduate training University of Nevada, Reno 

Notes

Acknowledgments

We thank Kenneth W. Hunter for his support and Jovonnie Esquierdo-Leal, Sharon Brush, Jennifer Prager, and Jill Baker for their contributions to the data collection and analysis.

Compliance with Ethical Standards

We, the authors of this manuscript, have 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.

References

  1. Hayes, L. J., Hayes, S. C., Ghezzi, P. M., Bijou, S. W., Williams, W. L., & Follette, W. C. (1995). A self-capitalization model for building behavior analysis graduate programs. The Behavior Analyst, 18, 331–339.PubMedPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar
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© Association for Behavior Analysis International 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Linda J. Hayes
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ramona A. Houmanfar
    • 1
  • Patrick M. Ghezzi
    • 1
  • W. Larry Williams
    • 1
  • Matthew Locey
    • 1
  • Steven C. Hayes
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Psychology/296University of Nevada, RenoRenoUSA

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