Constructional Approach to Animal Welfare and Training

Episode 18: Contingencies - It's Plural!

June 30, 2021 Maasa, Sean
Constructional Approach to Animal Welfare and Training
Episode 18: Contingencies - It's Plural!
Show Notes

"It is not contingency, but it is contingencies. It is plural!"  - Dr. Israel Goldiamond

This episode will start with what we mean by "contingency" and introduce two sets of analysis: linear and nonlinear analyses. We will go beyond looking at a single contingency and begin discussing how multiple contingencies are interacting to influence behavior. When we look at behavior nonlinearly, we can make sense of why our animal companions do a specific behavior instead of other behaviors, understand their desires, and use this information to design our program that will open up their degrees of freedom. Please enjoy!


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