CEU Event: Aversive Stimulation and its Problems - 117

When: Ongoing
Where: Online


CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 5.00 CBCC-KSA Knowledge: 5.00
CPDT-KSA Skills: 0.00 CBCC-KSA Skills: 0.00

* Courses approved for CBCC-KA CEUs may be applied to a CPDT-KA recertification. Courses approved for CPDT-KA may not be applied to a CBCC-KA recertification.


This course addresses the topic of aversive stimulation and the problems associated with its use. After an initial discussion defining the topic and terms and of why punitive methods are so pervasive, problematic side effects are covered in detail, divided generally into respondent and operant side effects. The course concludes with a discussion of the role of aversive stimulation in conditioning processes and exploration of whether punishment “works” in a practical and putative sense. Why is aversive stimulation pervasive? Defining aversive stimulation Respondent side-effects (aversive emotional arousal and conditioning) Operant side-effects (escape behavior) Clarification of punishment and its role in changing behavior Does punishment “work”?

Sponsor:Companion Animal Sciences Institute
Speaker(s):**James O'Heare

Contact: James O'Heare
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