Eastern Michigan University psychology professor Adam Briggs receives prestigious B. F. Skinner Foundation New Researcher Award

YPSILANTI –  Eastern Michigan University Associate Professor Adam Briggs has been named the recipient of the 2024 B. F. Skinner Foundation New Researcher Award for his outstanding contributions to applied behavior analysis.

Adam Briggs

The B. F. Skinner Foundation New Researcher Award recognizes innovative and significant research in behavior analysis conducted within the first 10 years of receiving a doctorate. Briggs' exceptional work in the assessment and treatment of severe forms of challenging behavior has garnered him this prestigious honor.

"I am honored to receive the B. F. Skinner Foundation New Researcher Award,” said Briggs. “This recognition inspires us to continue our work in applied behavior analysis and reinforces the importance of addressing challenging behaviors to enhance the quality of life for individuals and their communities."

This award recognizes Briggs’ existing contributions to the field of applied behavior analysis—including his contributions to the assessment and treatment of severe forms of challenging behavior—and it recognizes his potential for making many more. 

The award, accompanied by a $500 honorarium from the B. F. Skinner Foundation and an additional $250 award from Division 25, is a result of Briggs' dedication and impact in the field. The B. F. Skinner Foundation New Researcher Award distinguishes one applied and one basic researcher annually for their accomplishments.

As part of the award, Briggs will join other distinguished researchers in delivering an address at the American Psychological Association's 2024 convention on Saturday, Aug. 8, further showcasing Eastern Michigan University's commitment to advancing psychological research and application.

“I owe a debt of gratitude to my mentors who trained me over the years, I value my colleagues and students who continue to help refine these skills, and I appreciate the support and encouragement I've received from EMU and the psychology department,” said Briggs.

To learn more about the B. F. Skinner Foundation New Researcher Award, visit the webpage. Visit Briggs’ faculty profile to learn more about his work. 

About Eastern Michigan University
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January 10, 2024

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