LECTURER: Dra. Susan Friedman
DATE: 5th September 2020,
SCHEDULE: 17.30 (Madrid), 10.30 am (Ciudad de México)
- 10€ early bird until 16th August
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TOPIC: Control: The Other Primary Reinforcer
Behavior analysis (BA) is the study of the processes by which animals learn, i.e. change their behavior as a result of interacting with the environment. From a behavior analysis perspective, the ability to learn is an evolved tool, part of our biological endowment. Simply, it is our nature to behave for effect – to be effective. Learning and welfare are compromised to the extent that effective behavior is blocked. We can enhance learning and welfare by increasing animals’ control over their valued outcomes. The focus of this talk is an overview of the science-based principles and practices relevant to improving learners’ effectiveness by providing more control, safely and practically.
We will start a discussion with the participants, who will have the possibility to ask questions and comment at the end of the presentation.
LANGUAGE: English with consecutive translation into Spanish.
WHERE: Zoom (You will receive an email with the details for the live session)
Important note: depending on where you are serving, from America or Europe, change the time zone. Start time for Madrid 17.30, Mexico City 10.30 am.
17:20 CEST Entrance to the virtual conference room.
17:30 – 19:00 Webinar «Control of the environment as primary reinforcement» taught by Dra Susan Friedman.
You will need a good internet connection and the electronic equipment of your choice to attend the live session.
Check our blog where we have published several articles by Susan Friedman translated into Spanish.
DR SUSAN FRIEDMAN:
Dr. Susan Friedman is an emeritus professor of psychology at Utah State University and has pioneered the application of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) to all types of zoo and companion animals. The ABA, derived from the Theory of Learning, is undoubtedly a method that contains scientifically sound teaching technology and an ethical standard that has contributed to animal welfare in different parts of the planet.
Students from 22 countries have participated in their classroom and online courses: «Live and Learn with Animals for Professionals» and «Live and Learn with Parrots for Caregivers». She has written chapters on learning and behavior in veterinary texts such as: Behavior of Exotic Pets, Avian Clinical Medicine and Manual of Parrot Behavior. She frequently contributes to broadcast magazines and her articles have been translated into eleven languages. Regular speaker at Clicker Expo and other international forums.
Dr. Friedman, one of our regular speakers, has also taught seminars for a wide variety of professional organizations around the world: the Association of Avian Veterinarians, the European Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the Exotic Animal Training and Management program from Moorpark College and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. She has also been nominated for the Media Award, granted by the International Association for Behavior Analysis, for her career in disseminating accessible content topics, aimed at pet owners, veterinarians, animal trainers and zookeepers, in the which provides the necessary tools to enhance, enrich and make more friendly the lives of the animals in their care.