The Writings of Susan Friedman, Ph.D.
Susan G. Friedman, Ph.D., is currently a faculty member in the Department of
Susan is a steadfast proponent of changing behavior through facilitation
rather than force. These tools of facilitation focus on animals’ extraordinary
biologic capacity to learn by interacting with their environment. By changing
the environment for success, animals learn to behave successfully. These
principles and methods comprise her course,
Susan is the first author on two recently completed chapters on learning and behavior for two new avian veterinary texts (in press), and enjoys contributing to and learning from several internet lists on parrot behavior. She is a core member of the California Condor Recovery Team and takes every opportunity to work with companion animal caregivers, veterinarians, animal trainers and zookeepers to empower and enrich the lives of all learners.
Positive reinforcement is a family affair. The two articles below were authored by Susan’s young daughters and offer some unique insights about a caregiver’s responsibilities to her parrots. Enjoy!
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