The Science of Consequences

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


Consequences are everywhere, including on the Web. Here are a few selected websites and blogs from among a multitude of worthy e-resources--educational, entertaining, or both.



Here's an accessible article (a pdf) by Pitzer College Professor David Moore on the systems approach to nature-and-nurture:

I cited David's excellent book The Dependent Gene in The Science of Consequences.

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Yale Professor and parenting book author Alan Kazdin's blog entries for from 2008 to 2010 are uniformly helpful, enjoyable, and soundly research-based. Most are coauthored with Carlo Rotella.

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Entrepeneur and author Aubrey Daniels' blog
on positive management:


Association for Science in Autism Treatment:

Animal Training and Enrichment

                All of these sites cover positive reinforcement-based methods for horses, fish, and a variety of other animals. (Yes, dogs too.)

There's a library of useful articles (and much more) on pioneer Karen Pryor's website:

Mary Hunter blogs about clicker training. Don't miss Mary's re-post of Barbara Ray's contribution elsewhere about the hermit crabs that spontaneously began asking for training sessions. (Yes, hermit crabs.)

And Dr. Susan Friedman's "Behavior Works" site offers lots of great resources.

                              Animal Training Videos

                                          There are so many fantastic positive-reinforcement-based videos
                                      that I had a hard time restricting myself to two. Enjoy!

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"Useful Dog Tricks 2 performed by Jesse the Jack Russell Terrier"
- clicker training by Heather Brook, a 21-year-old clicker wizard who studied Karen Pryor's website (above).

It's amazing what the agility trainers do with positive reinforcement - and the dogs love it.  Just search online and enjoy.  Cats and other species too, for those who were wondering.

In fact, you can find clicker training videos online for a large variety of animals - zoo animals too, cooperating in their medical care, for example.
Susan Friedman's website led me to this clip from Peggy Hogan.  Peggy works magic with her horse Nikki - the magic of positive reinforcement.
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Peggy's website is

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