by Ron Kurtus (revised 12 August 2015)
There are a number of books and Web sites that specialize in providing information about behavior concepts.
Some suggested sites are:
Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies - Material on behavioral analysis and solutions
Human Behavior and Evolution Society - Group that studies the evolution of human nature
Principles for Using Behavior Modification - Listing of principles, adapted from: Changing Children's Behavior by Krumboltz, J., & Krumboltz, H., Prentice-Hall (1972)
Children and students
Student Behavior Issues - From the Kentucky (U.S.) Department of Education
Behavior Management Site - Good articles on managing behavior problems in children, although interface is self-promoting
Animal Behavior Society - Group that studies animal behavior; articles and links
Do Chimps Have Culture? - Emory University
Prestige Affects Cultural Learning in Chimpanzees - plosone.org
The Effect of Approaching Humans on Squirrel Behavior - Miami University School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Science News - Squirrel Uses IR to Escape from Rattlesnake
Hookbills and parrots
Natural Encounters - Information and instruction on training parrots, as well as shows featuring trained parrots
World Parrot Trust - British organization promoting parrot conservation and welfare
The Happy Hookbill Homepage - Stories about pet birds
Got Birds Online - Pictures of pet owners' birds
You can purchase the following books from Amazon.com or your local bookstore.
Behavior Modification: Principles and Procedures by Raymond G. Miltenberger; Wadsworth Publishing (2003) $91.95 - Covers basic topics like the measurement of behavior, reinforcement, punishment, and stimulus control, as well as specific procedures for establishing new behavior
Changing for Good by Dr. James Prochaska, Dr. John Norcross and Dr. Carlo Diclemente, Quill Publishers (1995) $12.95 - Explains a six-stage program for behavior modification
Behavior Coaching by Matt Pasquinilli, Scott Hall; Asian Arts Center Press (2004) $14.95 - A guide to helping your child improve his/her behavior at home, at school, and in public
Animal Behavior by Tim Halliday (Editor); University of Oklahoma Press (1994) $19.95 - Fifteen international zoologists here contribute essays that cover just about every phase of animal life
Animal Behavior: An Evolutionary Approach by John Alcock; Sinauer Associates (2001) $87.85 - Introductory textbook covers the mechanisms of behavior and the evolutionary causes of behavior.
The Dog's Mind: Understanding Your Dog's Behavior by Bruce Fogle, Anne B. Wilson; Howell Book House (1992) $16.95 - This informative book tells how the canine mind works
The Cat Who Cried for Help: Attitudes, Emotions, and the Psychology of Cats by Nicholas Dodman; Bantam (1999) $13.95 - Examines aggravating cat habits and undesirable behavior, and shows how modifications in such areas as diet, exercise, and environment cause remarkable improvements in the majority of problem cats
You can use these resources to find out information on behavior theory and issues.
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