Contradicting Ourselves: Shaming and Judgement in the Positive Reinforcement Community

We talk a lot about poisoned cues, but what happens when those of us who could be ambassadors of positive reinforcement are poisoning the movement by being aversive? What happened to the idea of successive approximation? Allowing behavior extinction as something is no longer found reinforcing? If we know that Pavlov is always on our… Continue reading Contradicting Ourselves: Shaming and Judgement in the Positive Reinforcement Community

Parallels Between Equine Facilitated Therapy and Horse Training

Sometimes my approach can come off a bit mystic, but science is always at the heart of what I'm doing... MY BACKGROUND For a few years, I facilitated an equine program for a detention center. In addition to the wonderful sessions I shared with the incarcerated individuals I met, I was emersed in learning about… Continue reading Parallels Between Equine Facilitated Therapy and Horse Training