Chapter 12: Intention
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Behavior Analysis for Teachers. Julie S. Vargas. 2009. New York: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. A groundbreaking textbook on the science of teaching.

The Teacher’s Craft: The 10 Essential Skills of Effective Teaching. Paul Chance. 2006. Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press. A behavioral guide to using evidence-based best practices for teaching. If you are a school-teacher, this book will make you proud of what you do.

A Dolphin-Human Fishing Cooperative in Brazil.” Karen Pryor, Jon Lindbergh, Scott Lindbergh, and Raquel Milano. 1990. Marine Mammal Science 6:1.

Don’t Shoot the Dog!: The New Art of Teaching and Training. Rev. ed. Karen Pryor. 1999. Audio, 6 CD set, read by the author.

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Karen Pryor Academy (online and hands-on instruction for trainers)

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“Pryor strikingly demonstrates how ethological expertise—knowledge of a subject’s basic biology and behavior—is a prerequisite for success in animal training. Her knowledge of the differing capacities of various species, of their instinctual and sensory processes and their malleability, of how this information can be exploited in relationship to humans, are underlying factors that most other books on the subject ignore.”

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author of Alex and Me