Dissemination of Behavior Analysis

Special Interest Group (DBA-SIG)

Welcome to the DBA-SIG Homepage

This is the website of the Dissemination of Behavior Analysis Special Interest Group (DBA-SIG) of the Association for Behavior Analysis International.  It sounds like a mouthful, doesn't it? We go by DBA-SIG. If you are interested in the dissemination of the science of behavior analysis  worldwide, this is the place for you.  We're looking to release behavior analysis from its pigeon-holes, and really publicize the potential our science has to develop global solutions in all realms of life. Behavior Analysts have demonstrated our efficacy in very specific populations, and we're really good at proving that our interventions work...to ourselves. We are not as good at getting the word out to those who aren't aware of the science of behavior!

Join now for access to our webinars: 

I didn't know ABA could do THAT With Megan Miller, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA


This webinar explores the many applications of behavior analysis. Case studies regarding toilet training, feeding difficulties, sleep difficulties, anxiety, and other applications of behavior analysis will be discussed. Participants will learn evidence based behavioral approaches to addressing common and not so common issues.

Participants will learn how to:

-Identify a variety of applications for behavior analytic techniques

-Identify commonly used techniques to address common socially significant behaviors

-Provide a description of behavior analysis

-Identify how to access research and literature regarding behavior analysis

Do What you Can't

With Ryan O'Donnell, BCBA


Like many who stumble into the field of Behavior Analysis, it was love at first sight. Witnessing the impact of behavioral technologies and interventions has always been awe-inspiring, to say the least. I became so engulfed in the field that I forgot to look around at what everyone else outside of behavioral science was doing. I have since changed that and explored how to utilize our practices to identify and chase down other areas of passion for blending with Behavior Analysis (e.g., online education, sports, dissemination strategies). I believe Behavior Analysis’s most exciting days are ahead of us but that we need to emphasize expanding our professional skill sets and networks if we have any shot at bringing about the vision of “Saving the world with Behavior Analysis” that so many have talked about and dreamt. Our field has achieved this to various degrees with select markets, and this is not to discredit that work; however, we must stand upon the shoulders of these “giants” and work with other professionals to achieve this vision. I will first highlight various applications in which behavior analysis has impacted socially significant outcomes including areas of the literature that many behavior analysts are not aware of or fully utilize. Next, an overview of various frameworks for goal-setting will be reviewed along with some best-practices in this area.

Mission Statement

To disseminate the science of human behavior to the public at large, through the use of easy to understand explanations.  Our goal is to promote behavior analysis in a positive and accurate light, to help society realize the potential of our science.

Become a member today

Maintaining active membership in the DBA-SIG is an excellent way to expand your professional network and to contribute to concentrated dissemination efforts.We hope you will consider joining us for what promises to be an exciting and adventurous year!

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What YOU Can Do!

Now...here's what we need you to do:

  • Nominate exceptionally good examples of journalism about our science, for the Skinner Journalism Award!  The Skinner Journalism Award (SJA) was created in 2009 with the goal of encouraging journalists and authors to write books and articles targeted at the general population which focus on the natural science approach to behavior.  Winners will demonstrate an understanding of behavior-based research and the ability to communicate that information to a lay-audience.

  • Submit an article to the Behavior Analysis Digest International (BADI) an educational international digest that provides a clearinghouse and exchange of concise news and information on the experimental, theoretical, and applied analysis of behavior. Please contact Benjamin Witts for any questions.

  • Translate PowerPoints and instructional material donated to the DBA-SIG into other languages.  If interested, please contact Megan Miller.  Once we have these resources, we will post them on our "Members Only" page.