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 23 US states and 4 foreign countries!  Quite an experience.

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At downtown Baltimore's
Enoch Pratt Central Library
April 2013
© Jack Young "GraphicJack"
(who also created the poster)

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Accepting a Media Award for the book in front of over one thousand
San Antonio, May 2015
© Criss Wilhite

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The Book Tour

The main book tour ended in 2015 and included over *100* events --talks, book signings, and interviews--from California to Maryland and Minnesota to Texas, and even Scandinavia, including Oslo, Stockholm, and Reykjavik. Schneider continues to give occasional talks, and presented four in England in February 2017.

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 spoke to over 1000 when receiving a book award at the Association for Behavior Analysis conference in San Antonio in 2015.

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
Iceland Psychological Association
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
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
Invited address, Florida Association for Behavior Analysis
Carleton College, MN
Invited Address, Central Valley Birding Symposium
Keynote Address, Art and Science of Animal Training conference, TX 
and lots more!

Recent and Upcoming Events


October 17

Behavior, Energy, & Climate Change Conference
Symposium talk:  "Ubiquitous But Overlooked:  Associative Learning and Climate Change"
Hyatt Regency
Sacramento, CA

November 9

Fresno State Sustainability Club's Green Bag Lunch
-with Angela Sanguinetti, PhD, 
UC Davis
Fresno, CA

November 27
7 PM

"Learning to Fight Climate Change"
Sierra Club, Delta-Sierra chapter
Fireside Room, Central United Methodist Church
3700 Pacific Avenue (across from University of the Pacific)
Stockton, CA


April 20-21

Keynote Address
"Operant Principles Everywhere: Interdisciplinary Behavior Analysis and the Future of Our Field"
Association of Professional Behavior Analysts
Hyatt Regency at the Arch
St. Louis, MO

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At Sacramento State University, December 2012
© Colleen Whelan

© 2012-2017 Susan M. Schneider