Wayne Fuqua, PhD, BCBA-D – Evolution and promotion of ethical and moral behavior: A behavior analytic perspective
1.5 Type II CE Credits/ 1.5 Ethics Credits
This presentation was filmed at the 2015 CCBS Ethics in Professional Practice Conference
Dr. Wayne Fuqua earned his PhD at the University of Florida. He is currently a Professor of Psychology at Western Michigan University where he chaired the Psychology Department for 14 years. He teaches graduate level courses in behavioral research methods, ethics, behavioral approaches to treatment, and health psychology. He also mentors graduate students in Clinical Psychology and Behavior Analysis. He conducts research across a range of areas including health psychology, ethics, and developmental disabilities. A Fellow of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Dr. Fuqua has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and has over 150 presentations at national and regional conferences. He has collaborated with researchers from WMU’s Sociology and Philosophy Departments on two NSF-funded projects on research ethics. He is actively involved with a number of community-based agencies that provide services to individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental and physical disabilities. He is a member of the Michigan Autism Council, a group that is charged with implementing and evaluating a state-wide plan to improve the quality and availability of autism services in the State of Michigan. He was recently honored with a Distinguished Service Award from Western Michigan University.
About this presentation:
Behavior Analysis has contributed greatly to the development of evidence-based interventions. However, the implications of behavior analytic principles and concepts are not limited to the development of treatment techniques but also apply to the full range of human endeavors including the development of codes of conduct and the promotion of ethical and moral behavior. This presentation will provide a behavior analytic perspective on the evolution of ethical and moral codes of conduct and the promotion of ethical and moral behavior. In addition, this presentation will describe strategies for disseminating ethics throughout a professional organization.
Upon completion of this workshop attendees will be able to:
• Explain the role of variation and natural selection in the development of cultural practices and values.
• Identify the role of behavior analysis/learning concepts in the acquisition and promotion of ethical behavior:
• Offer several practical strategies to promote ethical behavior in a work or clinic setting.