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ASAT Conference 2020: Dr. Joe Layng – Coercion without aversive stimuli

This is the first in a series of posts based on my notes from the 2020 Art and Science of Animal Training Conference that was held in Hurst, Texas on February 22-23, 2020.   To learn more about the conference, you can visit the conference website. While I try to take accurate notes, it is possible that there are errors or that some detail is lacking.  If you post a comment […]

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ASAT Conference 2019: Dr. Joe Layng – Sequences of Behavior: They are not always chains.

Dr. Joe Layng earned a Ph.D. in Behavioral Science (Biopsychology) from The University of Chicago, where he collaborated on research, working with pigeons, investigating the adduction of untrained complex symbolic behavior from simpler behavioral components. He has over 35 years of experience in the experimental and applied learning sciences with a particular focus on the design of instruction. His experiences working with both children and animals give him a unique […]

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ASAT Conference 2017: Jesús Rosales-Ruiz: Premack and Freedom and Ken Ramirez: Teaching an Animal to say “No”

The idea of choice was one of the underlying themes of the conference and is always an important consideration for positive reinforcement based animal trainers. At some level, animal training is about teaching an animal to do the behaviors we want, and to do them when we want them, but there are many different ways to go about getting there. This conference has always been about exploring how we can […]

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ASAT Conference 2016: Dr Joe Layng on emotions

Dr. Layng started his presentation by asking the audience if they thought animals had emotions like they do. Then he asked if everyone thought the person sitting next to them thought had emotions like they did. I think most people raised their hands.  He said these seem like simple questions but they are ones that have plagued science and philosophy for a long time. It turns out that studying emotions […]

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