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Negative reinforcement is a bit like a train wreck: You know you should maintain speed and drive past but you just can’t help slowing down to satisfy your curiosity. Recent interest in basic research on negative reinforcement sets the occasion to check our understanding of why animals need trainers who support the least intrusive principle for selecting behavior-change procedures. In this presentation, Susan Friedman will 1) examine the rational for a hierarchy of behavior-change procedures according to the least intrusive principle, 2) consider its impact on animal welfare and trainers' skills, and 3) address concerns with the adoption of this ethical guideline as it applies to the animal training profession.
Sponsor:Natural Encounters, Inc.
Speaker(s):**Dr. Susan Friedman