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Name  Karen Pryor
Role  Author

Education  Cornell University
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Grandparents  Edna Edwards, Edmund Melville Wylie
People also search for  Philip Wylie, Frederica Ballard, Edna Edwards, Edmund Melville Wylie
Books  Don't shoot the dog!, Reaching the Animal Mind, Clicker training for dogs, Getting Started, Nursing Your Baby

Parents  Sally Ondek, Philip Wylie

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Karen Pryor (born May 14, 1932) is an American author who specialized in behavioral psychology and marine mammal biology. She is a founder and proponent of clicker training. She was formerly a Marine Mammal Commissioner to the U.S. government.


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  • Reaching The Animal Mind: Clicker Training and What It Teaches Us About All Animals - 2009
  • Click to Win: Clicker Training for the Show Ring - 2002
  • Dolphin Societies: Discoveries and Puzzles -ed. with Kenneth Norris; University of California Press, 1998
  • Don’t Shoot The Dog: The New Art of Teaching and Training - 1984, 1999, 2002, 2006
  • A Dog & a Dolphin 2.0: An Introduction To Clicker Training - 1996
  • Getting Started: Clicker Training for Cats - 1999, 2002, 2004
  • Getting Started: Clicker Training for Dogs - 1999, 2002, 2005
  • Lads Before the Wind - 1975, 1994, 2000 (Harper & Row 1975)
  • Nursing Your Baby - 1963, 1973, 1991, 2005 (HarperCollins Publishers 1963)
  • On Behavior: Essays and Research - 1994
  • Crunch and Des: Classic Stories of Saltwater Fishing - 2002
  • How To Teach Your Dog To Play Frisbee - 1985
  • Pryor, K. (2014). A dolphin journey. Aquatic Mammals 40th Anniversary: Special Issue, 104-115.
  • Pryor, K. & Chase, S. (2014). Training for variable and innovative behavior. International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 27, 218-225
  • Pryor, K. & Ken Ramirez, K. (2014) Modern Animal Training. In The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Operant and Classical Conditioning. McSweeney, F.K and Murphy, E. S. (Eds.).
  • Pryor, K.W (2001). Cultural transmission of behavior in animals: How a modern training technology uses spontaneous social imitation in cetaceans and Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 24, 352-352
  • Pryor, K. & Shallenberger, I. (1991). School structure in spotted dolphins (Stenella attenuata) in the tuna purse seine fishery in the Eastern Tropical Pacific. In Dolphin Societies: Discoveries and Puzzles. Pryor, K. & Norris, K.S. (Eds.). Berkeley: University of California Press
  • Pryor, K. (1981). Why Porpoise Trainers Are Not Dolphin Lovers: Real and False Communication in the Operant Setting. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 364, 1, 137
  • Norris, K.S., Pryor, K. (1970). A Tagging Method for Small Cetaceans. Journal of Mammalogy, 51, 3, 609-610
  • Pryor, K.W., Haang, R., & O’Reilly, J. (1969). The creative porpoise: Training for novel behavior. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 12, 653-661
  • Lang, T.G., Pryor, K. (1966). Hydrodynamic Performance of Porpoises (Stenella attenuata). Science, 152, 3721, 531-533.
  • Pryor, T., Pryor, K.,& Norris, S.K. (1965). Observations on a Pygmy Killer Whale (Feresa attenuata Gray) from Hawaii. Journal of Mammalogy, 46, 3, 450-461.
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