Editorial: A New Beginning-and a New Commitment

  • Mark A. MattainiEmail author
  • Traci M. Cihon

The Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) welcomes readers to the “new” Behavior and Social Issues (BSI). The journal was first published in 1978 as the Behaviorists for Social Action Journal. For the past 40 years, BSI has served as the primary scholarly outlet for articles advancing the scientific analysis of human social behavior, particularly emphasizing publications with social justice, human rights, environmental sustainability and resilience, and cultural systems implications. The primary intellectual framework for the journal has, from the beginning, been the science of behavior analysis (behavior science) and its subdiscipline of cultural systems analysis. ABAI’s decision to invite BSI into their stable of scientific journals is an important one, testifying to the organization’s commitment to engage collectively with the most important societal and global issues over the long term—a bold and courageous move at a time when human rights and climate change, for...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Jane Addams College of Social WorkUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA
  2. 2.University of North TexasDentonUSA

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