Empowerment Training – James O’Heare


Empowerment Training is a guide for professional animal trainers to understanding the concept of empowerment from a scientific perspective, how to train specifically for creativity, industriousness/persistence, and resilience (i.e., empowerment), and how to rehabilitate those exhibiting patterns of behavior consistent with conditioned helplessness and response depression (i.e., disempowerment). It brings together a vast body of research on topics related to empowerment and general behavioral well-being, summarizing the research findings and providing practical rehabilitation strategies and tactics to address conditioned helplessness and response depression.