2001: Michael Clayton

Jacksonville State University

Dr. Michael Clayton is an assistant professor of psychology and director of the Center for Applied Behavior Analysis at Jacksonville State University, as well as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. The International Development Grant was used to support the development of a Mandarin translation of B. F. Skinner's Technology of Teaching. Based on his time living and teaching in China, Dr. Clayton felt the time was right to introduce a behavior analytic approach to teaching and classroom management. China’s education system emphasizes a pragmatic, natural science approach to problems, and, most importantly, is highly motivated and amenable to data-based methodologies. The opportunity to facilitate access to Skinner's writings and behavior analytic approaches to personal, educational, and social issues in China has served as an important first step toward greater involvement in Chinese psychology of behavior analysis.


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