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Stimulus and Response

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Complete a vocabulary-intensive introduction to applied animal behavior learning theory.

Learning the secret language of animal trainers isn’t magical! It’s hard work! Learn to decipher the vocabulary and put it in context to fundamental principles of learning theory. Develop your ability to parse events into antecedents, behaviors, and consequences. Explore this esoteric language through drills, reading, videos, and online activities. This achievement will be evaluated by a quiz and online vocabulary game scores. This badge is required for anyone participating at Mustang Camp either as an intern or trainer.

In this course you will learn to:

  • Engage in a credible conversation about applied animal behavior learning theory.
  • Write a contingency statement for any behavior.
  • Describe habituation as it relates to desensitization.

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