Can horses be used for corporate training or is this nonsense? If you listened to the NPR piece called, “Horse Sense: New Breed Of Executive Training” you might have had the same reaction I did: sounds a little “fishy”. Find out why “Clever Hans” just might be alive and well in the field of management training. You’ll also see some very subtle operant conditioning at work here.
Resources for this Episode
Thank you to the following for permission to use their comments:
- Dr. Debra Briihl, Dept. of Psychology and Counseling, Valdosta State University
- Dr. Dennis Goff, Chair, Department of Psychology, Randolph College
- Melissa R. Shyan-Norwalt, PhD, CAAB, Companion Animal Problem Solvers, Inc.
- Dr. Gerald L. Peterson, Professor of Psychology, Saginaw Valley State University
- Dr. Carol Devolder, St. Ambrose University
- Episode 31: Lemon Slices and a New Face on Mars! Gestalt Principles at Work
- In Wikipedia
- The Skeptic’s Dictionary
- Paul F. Ballantyne Ph.D website
Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Training Evaluation
- Encyclopedia of Educational Technology
- Instructional System Design – Evaluation Phase – Chapter VI. From the Performance, Learning, Leadership, & Knowledge website