Chapter 1: Reaching Minds
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King Solomon’s Ring. Konrad Lorenz. 1952. This deceptively simple account of Lorenz’s animals and birds is a fine introduction to the science of ethology. With drawings by the author.

Comments on the 1950s applications and extensions of Skinner’s operant psychology.” Edward K. Morris. 2003. The Behavior Analyst 26:281–95.

When the President appointed me.” Karen Pryor. 1995. On Behavior, chap. 15.

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Video: Clicker trained wolves at Wolf Park


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Marine Mammal Commission www.mmc.gov

The Skinner Foundation www.bfskinner.org

Wolf Park, Battle Ground, Indiana www.wolfpark.org

Sea Life Park www.sealifeparkhawaii.com

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“Karen Pryor shows how clicker training has solved problems that traditional training methods could not solve, or worse, that those methods caused. The clarity of her descriptions enables the reader to start basic clicker training right away. Moreover, the book helps readers gain awareness of their own ways of controlling others. Any time criticism, jerking, or punishing can be replaced with clicker training methods, everyone benefits. The more that people follow the principles in this book, the better off the world will be.”

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author of Behavior Analysis for Effective Teaching