Exploring Trust Accounts

50 Points

This badge signifies completion of the course Exploring the Metaphor of “Trust Accounts” in Animal Training.

Metaphors such as the “trust account” arise for a good reason. We are looking for ways to do what is best for our animals. However, we often find flaws in these metaphors that seem difficult to explain. This course helped provide answers by looking to behavior science to bring clarity.  In this course we investigated the origin story for this metaphor, including some different approaches to psychology, and why addressing contingencies and stimulus conditions are essential to overcoming undesired responses such as fear and aggression.

This course takes about 1 hour to complete.

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