Listen and Learn
Introduction to Behavior Analysis
Unit 1: What is Behavior Analysis?
ABAI Conference Report Part 1 Introduction
ABAI Conference Report Part 2 Creativity
ABAI Conference Report Part 3 Connections
ABAI Conference Report Part 4 More Connections
What is Behavior Analysis?
Unit 2: From Aristotle to B.F. Skinner
From Aristotle to Thorndike's Cats
B.F. Skinner's Early Studies
B.F. Skinner and the Discovery of Shaping
Uri Alon: The Cloud
Uri Alon: Grab a Whale By the Tail
Unit 3: Reinforcement and the Quadrants
What is Reinforcement?
Reinforcement and Punishment
Negative Punishment and Traffic Tickets
Negative Punishment: Whose Perspective
Loose Lead Leading and the Quadrants
Unit 4: The Quadrants in the Real World
What Is It? Examples Parsed
The World is Not Black and White
Consequences and Proximity
Extinction: The Good and the Bad
What Am I doing?
Unit 5: The Premack Principle
The Premack Principle Defined
Reinforcement is a Process Not a Thing
Identifying New Reinforcers
Choice and the Premack Principle
Unit 6: Reinforcement Effectiveness
The Effect of Deprivation
Ease of Reinforcement
What Did You Learn?
B. F. Skinner
The basic science of behavior
We will talk about the science of positive reinforcement, but also practical implications and why all of this matters for animal trainers. Understanding more about the science and some of the past research that has been done can make us more effective as trainers. It can also help us better understand why certain training procedures work and why our animals do certain things.
The course is $250. This includes 31 audio lessons. Each lesson also includes additional notes, videos, references, and lessons for you and your horse.
Your registration gives you membership in the course material for a year. If you want to continue to access the course after your year is up, you can extend your membership for $15 per year.