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Title The science and technology of animal training.
Imprint Ottawa : Dogwise Publishing, 2015.


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Description 1 online resource (326 pages)
Note Informal versus Formal Measurement.
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Subject Animal training -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Animal health technology -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Animal behavior -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Animal psychology -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Human-animal communication -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Animal health technicians -- Training of -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Genre Handbooks and manuals.
Contents Intro; Foreword by Stephen F. Ledoux; Preface; Table of Contents; Chapter 1. Behaviorology; Behavioral Objectives; Behaviorology; Definition and History; Philosophy of Natural Science; Natural Science; Radical Behaviorism; Modes of Causation; Evolutions via Selection by Consequences; Selection by Consequences; Biological Evolution; Repertoire Evolution; Cultural Evolution; Selection and Causation: Summary and Conclusion; Psychology; Behavior Analysis; Ethology; Medical Paradigm; Orientation of This Book; Continuing Education; Chapter 2. Principles of Behavior; Behavioral Objectives.
Environment-Behavior RelationsBehavior; Stimulation; Categories of Behavior; Functional Classification: Operant versus Respondent Behavior; Unconditioned versus Conditioned Behavior; Traits are Not Behavior, Nor are They Causes of Behavior; Functional Relations and Contingencies; Conditioning; The Physics of Behavior; Operant Conditioning; Operant Contingencies; Terms Used to Describe Operant Contingencies; Antecedents; Behavior; Postcedents; Contingency Analyses; Relations Within the Three-Term Contingencies; Externalization of Contingencies; Expanding the Contingency Analysis.
Postcedent Principles, Processes and ProceduresLaw of Effect; Contingencies of Reinforcement; Added Reinforcement; Subtracted Reinforcement; Some Potentially Confusing Distinctions; Variables Influencing Effectiveness of Reinforcement; Contiguity; Contingency; Reinforcer Characteristics; Task Characteristics; Concurrent Contingencies; Motivative Operations; Contingencies of Punishment; Added Punishment; Subtracted Punishment; Variables Influencing the Effectiveness of Punishment; Contingencies of Extinction; Schedules of Added Reinforcement; Continuous Reinforcement.
Intermittent ReinforcementFixed Ratio; Variable Ratio; Fixed Interval; Variable Interval; Fixed Duration; Variable Duration; Extinction; Limited Hold; Complex Schedules; Differential Reinforcement; Differential Reinforcement of Incompatible Behavior; Differential Reinforcement of Alternative Behavior; Differential Reinforcement of Other Behavior; Differential Reinforcement of Low Rate; Differential Reinforcement of High Rate; Differential Reinforcement of Diminishing Rates; Differential Reinforcement of Exceptional Responding-And Alternative to "Jackpotting."
Managing Schedules of ReinforcementThe Premack Principle and Activity Reinforcers; Antecedent Principles, Processes and Procedures; Stimulus Control: Generalization and Discrimination Training; Generalization; Discrimination; Transferring Stimulus Control; Prompting; Multiple-Term Contingencies; Added Consequating Terms; Added Behavior Terms; Added Antecedent Terms (Function-Altering Stimuli); The Function-Altering Stimulus; Motivative Operations; Fading Function-Altering Stimuli; Concurrent Contingencies; Law of Cumulative Complexity; Respondent Conditioning; Measuring Behavior.
Summary A Masters level textbook, written to enhance knowledge and skills in the natural science of behavior and the applied technology derived from training companion animals.
Other Title Print version: O'Heare, James. THE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF ANIMAL TRAINING. Ottawa : Dogwise Publishing, ©2015 9781927744062.