Today’s topic is frustration. The inspiration for today’s topic is brought to you by a combination of my personal life experience and a Dr. Susan Friedman of BehaviorWorks

In one of her excellent presentations at Clicker Expo, she mentioned:

Happiness is a function of positive reinforcement
Depression is a function of punishment
and FRUSTRATION is a function of extinction. 

The first two are interesting, but the third really struck me. And so that is what this episode is about.  

Especially since I spend a lot of time thinking about frustration. 
And dealing with frustrated dogs and their frustrated handlers.
And dealing with a frustrated child.
And being frustrated myself.

At this point, I should basically be an expert. 

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