The study of Behavior Analysis began with animals in B.F. Skinner's labs, and was successfully translated into methods that have effectively changed human behavior for more than fifty years.
Decades of peer-reviewed research exists in Behavior Analysis for humans in need of behavior change. In recent years, behavior analytic researchers have turned their collective gaze to the socially significant behavior of animals.
At the juncture of non-human animals and humans, there is great risk for misunderstanding that can affect health, well-being, even life. Pets, shelter animals, animals living in zoos and aquariums, livestock, even animals in laboratories will greatly benefit from peer-reviewed behavior analytic research.