Susan M. Schneider, PhD, is a learning researcher and biopsychologist who has clicker trained her pet rats and budgies. She obtained her graduate education from Brown University and the University of Kansas (behavior analysis).
Currently a Visiting Scholar at the University of the Pacific in California, she spent over a year as a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Auckland. Susan's 25 years of research and teaching produced numerous scientific publications, including pioneering work on generalization and choice.
Her 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 keynoted ClickerExpo, WOOF!, and the Art and Science of Animal Training conferences as part of over 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 includes coverage in top scientific journal Nature.