By Sarah Flowers, Program Manager, Cattledog Publishing Recently we hosted an interview with CattleDog Publishing’s University Program Manager, Sarah Flowers, about what the Low Stress Handling University is and what it offers for its students. With your permission, we are including that interview here for our reader’s enjoyment. YOU: Hi Sarah, thank you for speaking … Continued
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B.F. Skinner studied many aspects of learning, including: which types of reinforcement rates lead to the fastest learning and the strongest behavior, how learning extinguishes when reinforcers are discontinued, and the effects of intermittent reinforcers on extinction. From this data, he formulated a number of principles that shed light on the behavior of rats, pigeons and ultimately, humans. This was the birth of operant conditioning.
It’s a sunny morning in Folsom and something odd is happening at the Folsom Zoo. Zookeepers and staff are waving their arms, flailing their legs, and balancing in weird positions. No, they’re not there to entertain the animals. They’re playing the training game. The game where two people collude to train a third person to perform behavior unknown to her.