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Emotion and it's Role in Behavior. Presented by Dr. Kristina Spaulding, PhD, CAAB

  • 05 Oct 2022
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Live Webinar

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CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT (pending), IAABC (pending), KPA (pending)

The function of emotion is to motivate behavior. That means it's very closely tied to learning. In fact, certain theories of emotion view emotions as reinforcements or punishments for behavior. In this webinar, learn what emotion is, the different viewpoints on how emotion influences behavior and how to harness this information to your benefit.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define emotion
  • Distinguish between emotion and mood
  • Discuss the impact of arousal on emotion
  • Explain what science tells us about emotion in non-human animals
  • Apply the information from the webinar to improve your training and behavior outcomes


About The Presenter


Dr. Kristina Spaulding


Dr. Spaulding has a PhD in biopsychology - the study of the biological basis of behavior - and is a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist through the Animal Behavior Society. She specializes in stress and behavior, social cognition and emotion, positive welfare and the prevention and treatment of behavior problems in dogs. In addition to her academic background, she has been in the dog training and behavior profession for 19 years. She currently splits her time between private behavior work and teaching other dog trainers and behavior consultants online and through seminars and conferences.

In addition, Dr. Spaulding is a long-standing member of the APDT Education Committee. She is also a member of the Fear Free Advisory Group and an authorized Speaker for Fear Free. She also chairs a task force for Meeting of the Minds, a coalition of top dog professionals across the country charged with improving the quality of life for our dogs and is a member of the IAABC Foundation Board. You can find out more about her on her website. (http://smartdogtrainingandbehavior.com/online-services/)

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