The Science of Consequences

How They Affect Genes, Change the Brain, and Impact Our World

This Google map shows all the cities the book tour has taken me to.  I've given book talks in half the US states and 5 European nations!  Quite an experience.  

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Accepting a book award in front of
over 1000
© Criss Wilhite

Upcoming Events

I am happy to give live or virtual presentations on climate change or on my book.
Feel free to contact me.


May 27-29, 2023

"Overcoming Barriers to Climate Action"
In: Navigating Barriers to Large-Scale Change:
Education, Work, Clinical Applications, and Climate

Association for Behavior Analysis
Denver, CO
Culturo-Behavior Science Updates on Earth-threatening International Problems

Association for Behavior Analysis
Denver, CO
June 8, 7:30 PM

"Learning to Fight the Climate Crisis"
Gull Lake Rotary
Richland, MI

August 3-5

"How do we build more effective climate interventions?
Leveraging learning principles for change"

A Critical Conversation
Theme: The Science That Will Save Our Planet

American Psychological Association
Washington, DC

The Book Tour - and Climate Change


to Schneider's annotated list of 50 recommended books
Updated about every 2 months

To arrange an event 
Please email me at
I am happy to speak about my book or about how behavior principles can help us fight the climate crisis.

The book tour has now included over *150* events --talks, book signings, and interviews--from California to Maryland and Minnesota to Texas, and even Europe, including England and Scandinavia.  Schneider continues to speak regularly, about her book and about its applications to sustainability and climate change.

The Science of Consequences has been featured in:
the Seattle Science Lectures series, the Miami Book Fair, Baltimore's Central Library, San Francisco's downtown Books Inc store at Opera Plaza, Minneapolis's Weisman Art Museum, University of Maryland-College Park, Powell's Bookstore in Chicago, Reed College, and a host of other leading bookstores, libraries, and colleges and universities. Also a number of Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes, a birding conference, positive reinforcement animal training organizations, US Audubon chapters, a Rotary Club, a zoo, and two Science Cafes! Finally, Schneider has given many keynote and invited book presentations at scientific conferences around the US.
Schneider has spoken to over 1000 several times.

Additional selected book tour highlights are listed below.
Podcasts of some events are available
on the Reviews & Interviews page.

Audience Reaction

"Thank you so much for your fascinating talk at the Library today!  
The presentation was eye-opening, and I could tell the whole audience
was very engaged." - Sophie Young, Adult Programming Coordinator,
Main Library, Huntsville-Madison County Public Library, AL
"Your presentation was interesting and sparked wonderful questions and discussions with your audience" - Pamela Johnson,
Events Coordinator, Grass Roots Books & Music, Corvallis, OR
"Thanks again for being here—we'd love to have you back!"
- Stesha Brandon, Program Director, Town Hall Seattle
(on my talk in the Seattle Science Lectures series)
Anonymous course evaluation comments, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, University of North Florida:
"The Topic was fascinating and the speaker beyond brilliant! . . . She left me wanting to learn more about this fascinating subject."

"Would LOVE to have more study hours on this topic! . . . I was fascinated by her lecture style. She encouraged us to ask questions."

"She covered the topics and made me more interested in each one!"
Anonymous course evaluation comments, ClickerExpo 2014 - positive reinforcement animal training, West Coast edition (the Queen Mary in Long Beach):
". . . I also LOVED Dr. Susan Schneider's keynote presentation and closing session. She was fantastic. I bet everyone who meets her (in addition to being in awe), walks away feeling like she could be a friend!"

"Dr. Susan Schneider was charming, and I very much enjoyed her keynote presentation. Thank you, Dr. Schneider!"

"Dr. Susan Schneider gave a great presentation and she is a very engaging and entertaining speaker, and did a great job of keeping the audience entertained with her sense of humor."

"Susan Schneider's talk at the dinner was really interesting. I loved the kind and articulate way she handled questions afterwards too."

Additional Selected Highlights

Virginia Festival of the Book
Common Good Books (Garrison Keillor's bookstore), St. Paul, MN
Workshop and book talk in London and Oxford, UK
Auburn University
Eugene Public Library
Haven Humane Society, Anderson, CA
Southshore Regional Library, Tampa
Jacksonville University Park Library
University of Florida
University of Kansas
Sundance Books, Reno, NV
Books Inc-Palo Alto, CA
University of Washington
Invited address, Tenth Anniversary Celebration of Behavior Analysis Graduate Program,
Oslo Akershus University College, Norway
Iceland Psychological Association
Lodi Science Museum
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, University of South Florida
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Northwestern University
Keynote address, Massachusetts Association for Applied Behavior Analysis,
Keynote address, New Jersey Association for Behavior Analysis
Keynote address, Berkshire Assoc for Behavior Analysis & Therapy
Invited address, Florida Association for Behavior Analysis
Carleton College, MN
Invited Address, Central Valley Birding Symposium
Keynote address, Association of Professional Behavior Analysts
Keynote Address, Art and Science of Animal Training conference, TX 
and lots more!

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At downtown Baltimore's
Enoch Pratt Central Library
© Jack Young "GraphicJack"
(who also created the poster)

Recent Highlights:  Book/Climate Change Talks

April 2023

Invited Address
Behavior Analysis for Climate Action
Texas Association for Behavior Analysis
San Antonio, TX
March 24

Alumni Award Address
A Career of Reinvention
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS
January 13

"No Birdbrains Here: The Latest on Bird Learning, Instinct, and Intelligence"
Friendship Village
Kalamazoo, MI
November 14, 2022

"Making Shift Happen: Using Behavior Determinants Analyses
for Successful Environmental Behavior Change"
-coauthored with Nya van Leuvan and Rod Fujita of Root Solutions

Behavior, Energy, & Climate Change Conference
Washington, DC
September 26, 7:30 PM

"No Birdbrains Here: The Latest on Bird Learning, Instinct, and Intelligence"

Audubon Society of Kalamazoo (Michigan)
May 27-30

"Applications of Behavior Analysis in Sustainability
How Small Steps Create Behavioral Waves"
Meg Martineau, Chair

Association for Behavior Analysis: International
Boston, MA
April 15

Behavior Analysis and Climate Change
I/OBM Spring Seminar Guest Speaker
Western Michigan University
April 8

"Learning to Fight the Climate Crisis"

Kalamazoo Climate Crisis Coalition
April 6

Climate change discussion leader
Culture Lab for high school students
University of North Texas
April 1

"Psychology for Climate Action"
Keynote Address
Psi Chi Honor Society Undergraduate Research Conference
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI
March 31

"Behavior Analysis for Climate Action"
Pre-webinar for Texas ABA
March 18

Behavior Analysis and Climate Change
Gladys Williams forum
March 4-5

Invited Address: "Behavior Analysis for Climate Action"
CalABA: California Association for Behavior Analysis
Santa Clara Convention Center
February 11, 2022

Interdisciplinary Behavior Analysis

Psychology Department Colloquium
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI

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