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Flooding, desensitization, classical counterconditioning, and operant counterconditioning are the four methods of behavior modification; but which one should you use? Many people are familiar with the terms and techniques; but may lack the full knowledge needed to apply them appropriately. Improper or unskilled application can cause animals to become worse. Discover how understanding the underlying principles and observing the animal's response can increase your level and speed of success. Attendees will: 1) Learn the four methods of behavior modification: flooding, desensitization, classical counterconditioning, and operant counterconditioning 2) Understand why desensitization and counterconditioning are generally safer, faster, and more effective than flooding, which can be associated with adverse effects. 3) See the common mistakes that people make when trying to desensitize and countercondition. Discover the factors that are essential for performing the techniques safely and efficiently.
Speaker(s):Dr. Sophia Yin