Susan Schneider Bio
Susan M. Schneider, Ph.D., is a learning researcher, biopsychologist and clicker trainer to her pet rats and budgies. She is currently a Visiting Scholar at the University of the Pacific in California and originally obtained her graduate education from Brown University and the University of Kansas in behavior analysis. Susan additionally spent over a year in New Zealand as a visiting Research Fellow at the University of Auckland. Susan’s 25 years of research and teaching have produced numerous scientific publications, including pioneering work on generalization and choice.
Susan’s award-winning book for the public, The Science of Consequences: How They Affect Genes, Change the Brain, and Impact Our World, describes fundamental learning principles, their role in the larger realm of nature-nurture, and their many applications–including the benefits of positive reinforcement-based animal training. She has keynoted Clicker Expo, WOOF! and the Art and Science of Animal Training conferences as part of 100 book tour events across the US and Europe. The book received advance praise from experts in genetics, neuroscience, and economics, as well as in psychology and animal training. Its worldwide recognition additionally includes coverage in the top scientific journal Nature.