I REALLY enjoyed the conference of the FL Association of Behavior Analysis!! Two and a half days of research and applied behavior analysis. Presenters work in a variety of areas. Some work with children, some with adults, group homes, autism, brain injury, and more. There were also presenters who work with different species of animals: pets, zoos, feral dogs, cats, and more. There was SO much to try and cover.
This is a picture (by Val Phillips) of panelists on “New Horizons in Animal Training and Care: Operant Conditioning and Beyond. The main focus is operant conditioning and husbandry in domesticated and captive animals.”
From left to right they are:
Eduardo J. Fernandez, PhD, University of Washington and Woodland Park Zoo
Christina Alligood, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Disney Animal Kingdom Behavioral Husbandry
Karen Pryor, author, CEO of Karen Pryor, Inc.
Kristi Muir, MS, CPDT-KA, Animal Behavior Training Solutions
Otto Fad, Busch Gardens Tampa Elephant Husbandry
The process of applied behavior analysis can be used with many different species. Psychologists also use it with humans. This article answers common questions about ABA and it’s application.