Learning from Pets

There's an article in a recent issue of The New York Times that is well worth reading, especially for those of us who love animals. Amy Sutherland spent a year or so studying with animal trainers, learning how they teach cats to dance, pigs to pirouette, and chickens to play tic-tac-toe. In the article, she describes how she then applied the magic to her relationship with her husband. What's the technique used by the trainers to produce their magic? It's brilliantly simple: You reward the behavior you like and ignore the behavior you don't like. Ms. Sutherland had been using the exact opposite technique: Nagging. Once she began appreciating her husband for doing things she liked, and ignoring the things she didn't like, his behavior transformed "as if by magic."

 

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