Karen Pryor (née Wylie; born May 14, 1932) is an American author who specialized in behavioral psychology and marine mammal biology. She is a founder and proponent of clicker training. She was formerly a Marine Mammal Commissioner to the U.S. government.
May 14, 1932
Taylor "Tap" Pryor
(m. 1954; div. 1975)
(m. 1983; div. 1997)
|Parent(s)||Philip Wylie (father)|
Pryor is the daughter of author Philip Wylie and antiques dealer Sally Ondeck Wylie.
She was first married to Tap Pryor from 1954 until their divorce in 1975. They had three children: Ted, Michael and Gale. Her second marriage was to Jon Lindbergh, son of aviator Charles Lindbergh and writer Anne Morrow Lindbergh; they divorced in 1997.
- On My Mind: Reflections on Animal Behavior and Learning - 2014
- Reaching The Animal Mind: Clicker Training and What It Teaches Us About All Animals - 2009
- Click to Win: Clicker Training for the Show Ring - 2002
- Dolphin Societies: Discoveries and Puzzles -ed. with Kenneth Norris; University of California Press, 1998
- Don’t Shoot The Dog: The New Art of Teaching and Training - 1984, 1999, 2002, 2006
- A Dog & a Dolphin 2.0: An Introduction To Clicker Training - 1996
- Getting Started: Clicker Training for Cats - 1999, 2002, 2004
- Getting Started: Clicker Training for Dogs - 1999, 2002, 2005
- Lads Before the Wind - 1975, 1994, 2000 (Harper & Row 1975)
- Nursing Your Baby - 1963, 1973, 1991, 2005 (HarperCollins Publishers 1963)
- On Behavior: Essays and Research - 1994
- Crunch and Des: Classic Stories of Saltwater Fishing - 2002
- How To Teach Your Dog To Play Frisbee - 1985
- Pryor, K. (2014). A dolphin journey. Aquatic Mammals 40th Anniversary: Special Issue, 104-115.
- Pryor, K. & Chase, S. (2014). Training for variable and innovative behavior. International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 27, 218-225
- Pryor, K. & Ken Ramirez, K. (2014) Modern Animal Training. In The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Operant and Classical Conditioning. McSweeney, F.K and Murphy, E. S. (Eds.).
- Pryor, K.W (2001). Cultural transmission of behavior in animals: How a modern training technology uses spontaneous social imitation in cetaceans and Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 24, 352-352
- Pryor, K. & Shallenberger, I. (1991). School structure in spotted dolphins (Stenella attenuata) in the tuna purse seine fishery in the Eastern Tropical Pacific. In Dolphin Societies: Discoveries and Puzzles. Pryor, K. & Norris, K.S. (Eds.). Berkeley: University of California Press
- Pryor, K. (1981). Why Porpoise Trainers Are Not Dolphin Lovers: Real and False Communication in the Operant Setting. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 364, 1, 137
- Norris, K.S., Pryor, K. (1970). A Tagging Method for Small Cetaceans. Journal of Mammalogy, 51, 3, 609-610
- Pryor, K.W., Haang, R., & O’Reilly, J. (1969). The creative porpoise: Training for novel behavior. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 12, 653-661
- Lang, T.G., Pryor, K. (1966). Hydrodynamic Performance of Porpoises (Stenella attenuata). Science, 152, 3721, 531-533.
- Pryor, T., Pryor, K.,& Norris, S.K. (1965). Observations on a Pygmy Killer Whale (Feresa attenuata Gray) from Hawaii. Journal of Mammalogy, 46, 3, 450-461.
- Pryor, Karen; Chase, Sheila (2014). "Training for Variable and Innovative Behavior". International Journal of Comparative Psychology. 2 (27): 361–368. Retrieved July 8, 2015.
- "Operants: A Newsletter of the B.F Skinner Foundation". B.F Skinner Foundation Newsletter. Vol. 2. Second Quarter 2008. pp. 1–3.
- "PRYOR, Karen 1932". Encyclopedia.com. High Beam Research. Retrieved 8 July 2015.
- "Karen Pryor Biography". Karen Pryor. 2018. Retrieved March 8, 2018.
- "Gale T. Pryor Is Wed to Karl D. Leabo". The New York Times. July 15, 1985.