Accession Number : AD0639355

Title :   CONFORMITY TO EXPERIMENTER-DETERMINED, PAY-OFF ENFORCED, CRITERION LEVELS IN THE METHOD OF RANDOM STAIRCASES.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.

Corporate Author : PSYCHOPHYSICS LAB UNIV OF WASHINGTON SEATTLE

Personal Author(s) : Semb,George ; saslow,Michael G.

Report Date : 31 MAR 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Outcome structures are incorporated into the method of random, yes-no staircases. Results obtained from subjects paid to meet arbitrary criteria are compared with ordinary determinations of limens for intensive increments of white noise above a constant background of white noise. It is demonstrated that a subject can reliably exhibit a variety of arbitrarily determined 'thresholds' when appropriate pay-off contingencies are introduced. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, GAME THEORY), HEARING, THRESHOLDS(PHYSIOLOGY), BIOPHYSICS, MOTIVATION, REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY)

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE