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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Articles by Susan G. Friedman

“Learning is not compulsory...neither is survival.”

-W. Edwards Deming 

Susan G. Friedman, Ph.D., is currently a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at Utah State University.  A Behaviorist for more than 25 years, her area of expertise is learning and behavior with a special emphasis on children's behavior disorders.  In the last several years, Susan has helped pioneer efforts to apply to animals the humane philosophy and scientifically sound teaching technology from the field of Applied Behavior Analysis, which has been so effective with human learners.  The guiding principle of this approach is a hierarchy of teaching interventions starting with the most positive, least intrusive, effective behavior solutions.

Susan's website is Behavior+ Works.


Articles printed with Susan’s generous support 

Please click on the link below (documents are in PDF format)


10 Things Your Parrot Wants You to Know



The ABC's of Behavior



Alternatives to Parrot Breaking



The Art of Science - Training Animals



Early Socialization



The Facts about Punishment



He Said, She Said, Science Said


P-A-R-R-O-T Do Tell



Pavlov's Parrots 



S Files - Billie Gabriel on Biting



S Files - Kathy Gabriel on Chasing



S Files - Lee on Screaming



Shaping New Behaviors



Straight Talk about Behavior


Terminology Tumult



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