Dog book review announcement: Schneider’s The Science of Consequences
By Laure-Anne Visele, January 2015
About the review’s author: certified dog trainer in The Hague
I run Canis bonus, a behaviour therapy practice for dogs with behaviour problems. I am also the co-founder and head trainer at OhMyDog! (dog training school in The Hague). I graduated in Zoology, and am a licensed dog trainer and certified applied animal behaviourist. After my day job, I review dog books and write about behaviour for my blog and other specialist websites.
If you are near The Hague and have dog behaviour issues, drop me a line to make an appointment. I work in English, French, or Dutch and only use animal-friendly methods. You can find out more on my training page.
The Science of Consequences
The Science of Consequences (2012) is another whopper of a book. The bibliography alone runs 52 pages… It was written by biopsychologist Susan M. Schneider. Dr. Schneider takes a system-wide view of consequences not only in the light of operant conditioning, but looks at it through the lense of neuroscience, economics, cognitive psychology, evolutionary biology, (immune response!) and then some.
A fascinating but tough read. Check out the full review here.