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Clicker Training

In Karen Pryor’s latest book,

Reaching The Animal Mind,

she tells about her life as a trainer of animals and humans, and elaborates further on the ideas of the “clicker training” that she helped develop. The first half of the book held my attention steadily, and I ploughed through the pages at a steady pace.

It was in the the second half that I began to take notes, when I realized that she was drawing lines between operant conditioning on the one hand, and what Temple Grandin called the “Blue Ribbon Emotions” on the other. This helps explain more of what I called in an earlier post the difference between “training” and “learning”.

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