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 25-27

I'm in a symposium with Bill McKibben!!  He's the Discussant.

"On Scaling Behavioral Solutions: Barriers Analysis and Interdisciplinary Climate Action"

In the Invited Symposium "Increasing the Impact of Behavior Science on Climate Change"
Chris Newland, Chair
-with Tony Biglan and Brett Gelino
Also: Chair, Panel Discussion
"Be the Change You Want to See:  Implementing Practical Applications
of Sustainability in Service Settings"

Association for Behavior Analysis: International
Convention Center
Philadelphia, PA
August 8-10

Symposium Chair & Presenter

"A Guidebook for Community Sustainability: Making Shift Happen"

Symposium:  "Making an Impact:
Interdisciplinary Sustainability Projects at Community Scale"

American Psychological Association
Seattle, WA
September 21

"Learning to Fight the Climate Crisis"
-sponsored by the Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum

Annual Bailey Conference
Lake Michigan College
South Haven, MI

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

May 13

"Learning to Fight Climate Change"

Rotary Club of Battle Creek
Battle Creek, MI
April 8

Psi Chi Psychology Honor Society
Climate Change Q&A

Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI

March 22

The Science of Consequences
Portage Library Author Hop
Portage, MI
March 14

"Learning to Fight the Climate Crisis"
3-4 PM
1718 Wood Hall

Climate Emergency: Spring into Action 2024 series
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI
March 7

"Behavior Analysis for Climate Action"
Student Association for Applied Behavior Analysis
Psychology Department
Caldwell College
February 23

Invited Address
"Behavior Analysis for Climate Action"

Behavior Analysis Association of Michigan
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI
January 16

"Learning to Fight the Climate Crisis"

Psychology Department
University of New Orleans
January 12, 2024

"A Climate Action Planning Workbook"

Fridays for Future (Zoom)
Kalamazoo Climate Crisis Coalition
September 20, 2023

"Learning to Fight the Climate Crisis"
Crossroads Sierra Club
Brighton, 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
June 8, 7:30 PM

"Learning to Fight the Climate Crisis"
Gull Lake Rotary
Richland, MI
May 27-29

"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
April 27-29

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

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