by Ron Kurtus (updated 31 March 2022)
The following consists of websites and books on human and animal behavior.
- Behavior Theory
- Behavior of Children and Students
- Animal Behavior
Use these resources to help your understanding about behavior.
Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies - Material on behavioral analysis and solutions
Human Behavior and Evolution Society - Group that studies the evolution of human nature
Student Behavior Issues - From the Kentucky (U.S.) Department of Education
Behavior Management Site - Good articles on managing behavior problems in children, although interface is self-promoting
How to Talk to Children with Special Needs - From Accel.org
Link Between Autism and Sleep Issues - From SleepTips.org
Self stimulatory behaviors in autism - From Autism Parenting Magazine
Parents’ Guide for Children with Autism - From Elemy.com
Improve Sleep Time in Autistic Children - Elemy.com
Animal Behavior Society - Group that studies animal behavior; articles and links
Common Cat Behavior Issues - ASPCA
Cat Behavior Problems - TheSpruce.com
Cat Behavior - Wikipedia
Cat Behavior Guide - WebMD
The Tales Your Cat's Tail Tells - HillsPet.com
How to Stop Your Cat From Peeing in the House - PetHelpful.com
Cat Discipline - The Kind Way To Stop Naughty Cat Behavior - Our-happy-cat.com
We're All About Cats - Information on cat behavior, cat names, etc.
Common Dog Behavior Issues - ASPCA
Common dog behaviors explained - CesarsWay.com
Dog Behavior - Wikipedia
10 Common Dog Behavior Problems - TheSpruce.com
How to Train Your Dog to Roll Over on Command - YourDogAdvisor.com
Guide to Dog Care - from Puppy to Senior Age - From PawStruck.com
Dog Beaches Near Me - Listing
Prestige Affects Cultural Learning in Chimpanzees - plosone.org
Chimpanzee Behavior - Wikipedia
Chimpanzee Behavior - ChimpanzeeFacts.net
Science News - Squirrel Uses IR to Escape from Rattlesnake
Can A Squirrel Lose Its Tail? - SquirrelsAtTheFeeder.com
Natural Encounters - Information and instruction on training parrots, as well as shows featuring trained parrots
World Parrot Trust - British organization promoting parrot conservation and welfare
The Happy Hookbill Homepage - Stories about pet birds
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Animal Behavior by Tim Halliday (Editor); University of Oklahoma Press (1994) $19.95 - Fifteen international zoologists here contribute essays that cover just about every phase of animal life
Animal Behavior: An Evolutionary Approach by John Alcock; Sinauer Associates (2001) $87.85 - Introductory textbook covers the mechanisms of behavior and the evolutionary causes of behavior.
The Dog's Mind: Understanding Your Dog's Behavior by Bruce Fogle, Anne B. Wilson; Howell Book House (1992) $16.95 - This informative book tells how the canine mind works
The Cat Who Cried for Help: Attitudes, Emotions, and the Psychology of Cats by Nicholas Dodman; Bantam (1999) $13.95 - Examines aggravating cat habits and undesirable behavior, and shows how modifications in such areas as diet, exercise, and environment cause remarkable improvements in the majority of problem cats
Behavior modification books
Behavior Modification: Principles and Procedures by Raymond G. Miltenberger; Wadsworth Publishing (2003) $91.95 - Covers basic topics like the measurement of behavior, reinforcement, punishment, and stimulus control, as well as specific procedures for establishing new behavior
Changing for Good by Dr. James Prochaska, Dr. John Norcross and Dr. Carlo Diclemente, Quill Publishers (1995) $12.95 - Explains a six-stage program for behavior modification
Behavior Coaching by Matt Pasquinilli, Scott Hall; Asian Arts Center Press (2004) $14.95 - A guide to helping your child improve his/her behavior at home, at school, and in public
You can use these resources to find out information on behavior theory and issues.
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