The Basics of Operant Conditioning

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CEUs: 0.1
Clock Hours: 1Hr
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Everyone knows that you can fix most problems with a hammer, screwdriver and a pair of pliers. In this class, we will develop an operant conditioning tool box and begin to fill it with some basic tools. Attendees will learn about several key operant conditioning tools and how to use them to solve routine problems in animal management. In addition, class participants will explore a few of the key early researchers and their work in operant conditioning that lead to the development of a technology that we now use to enhance the care of our animals and our safety. Attendees will review the questions to ask prior to beginning any behavior management program. We will explore the conditioning of three common behaviors that are helpful in animal management.