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Reaching the animal mind :
Pryor, Karen,

ISBN: 0743297769
Pub. Date: 2009.
Call Number: QL785 .P79 2009 MAIN

1.REACHING MINDS. People and their animals -- D'Artagnan the wolf -- Two scientists, two sciences -- The new technology -- A contagious idea -- It's okay for animals, but we're not animals -- What I do -- Animals without big brains -- What's the potential? -- A shift in perception -- 2. SHAPING. Becoming a trainer -- Dolphins that aren't Flipper -- New kinds of shows -- Kahili learns to jump -- Crossing the bar -- A dolphin meets his subjects -- Dumping the laboratory rules -- Shaping group behavior -- Raising criteria: the path to perfection -- Cues and cuing: the benign alternative to commands -- Shaping adventures -- 3. COMMUNICATION. The lightbulb moment -- Debarking a kennel -- Communicating with a cue -- The extinction curve -- How to teach new cues without pain: shaping -- Controlling misbehavior with cues -- Using two cues to get rid of nuisance barking -- The power of cues -- Cues and trust -- Cues turn behaviors on and off -- Clicking with cues: behavior chains -- Learning to learn -- Training horses, dolphin-style -- Saddle-breaking, clicker-style -- Only in Hawaii... -- 4. FEELINGS. Reading the animal -- Meaning of the breach -- Could an animal say thank you? -- A new social signal in dogs? -- Anecdotes vs. observations -- Lorenz on gratitude -- Feelings in a fish -- Faking it -- The dastardly Dalmatians -- 5. CREATIVITY. The Creative Dolphin Experiment -- Gorillas -- 101 things to do with a box: creative dogs -- The fish -- Hardwired vs. softwired -- The polar bear -- The creative horse -- Panda and ClickerExpo -- The panda game -- 6. ATTACHMENTS. Animal friends -- Romance -- Seeing spotters -- Thousand-hour eyeballs -- Into the net -- The clan -- Releasing the dolphins -- The schools -- The chase -- Escaping -- Dolphin heroics -- Mysteries resolved -- Hoku's new romance --7. FEAR. Misinterpretation -- Professional blindness -- Crossing over -- Reducing fear: Traditional methods -- Erasing fears by shaping -- Erasing fears with targeting -- The bad loaders: a targeting experiment -- Using cues when clicks don't work -- Fear of failure: when the cue DOESN'T work -- The poisoned cue -- Shaping an absence -- The cost of fear -- 8. CONVERSATIONS. What animals can say -- A conversation with an elephant -- Animals teaching people -- Asking questions -- An audience for a cat -- A dialogue -- Worthy adversaries -- Josephine's golden years -- 9. QUESTIONS. Why can't I just use my voice -- The neutral stimulus -- Voice vs. clicker: a test -- When the click counts most -- Clicker using without clicker training -- How about praise? -- But what about punishment? -- I have a problem... -- The punishers -- Why wouldn't you at lest correct the mistakes? What's wrong with that? -- But that wasn't so bad -- So does clicker training mean you can never say no? -- Clicker training is not all positive anyway, is that true? -- Why is the click so much fun? -- Clicker thrills -- 10. ANSWERS. The Amygdala Involvement -- Clicks and Dopamine -- The conditioned fear stimulus: a ""Devil's click"" -- Finding Joe LeDoux -- Clarity at last -- Fear of the click -- Levels of reinforcement -- The nature of cues -- An evil side of tertiary reinforcers: fatness -- One reason why quitting is hard -- Science and fun -- Laughing rats -- The SEEKING circuit -- Visiting Panksepp -- The importance of fun -- Respect for the organism -- 11. PEOPLE. Coaching with a click -- The language of the click -- Where's the primary reinforcer -- A new name for clicking -- Peer tagging -- A contagious idea -- Golf -- The Fosbury Flop -- TAGteaching and clicker training -- Tag language -- Tag, don't nag -- TAGteach outcomes -- Tag power -- TAG seminars and certification -- Children without words -- Why teach at all? Isn't the REAL reinforcer better? -- So why don't we use more clicks with people? -- Clicking with Nola -- Tagification -- Clicker training for TAGteachers -- Tagging as communication -- Flying on tags -- 12. INTENTION. Natural operant conditioning -- Intentional behavior in the natural world -- Human-animal cooperation -- Brazilian dolphins -- Trained cooperators -- Teaching clicker teachers -- Teaching tagging -- Saving all hands -- One click at a time -- Online resources: photos, links, and videos.

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