Accession Number : AD0639648

Title :   REWARD MAGNITUDE EFFECT ON A TWO KEY CHOICE SITUATION INVOLVING AN ADJUSTING SCHEDULE,

Corporate Author : ARIZONA STATE UNIV TEMPE

Personal Author(s) : Witters,Donald R.

Report Date : JUN 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The effects of reward magnitude on choice point behavior were studied using human and pigeon subjects. The subject had to respond on one of two keys each of which had programmed on it a ratio schedule. By means of an adjusting schedule the subject was able to equate preference for the two schedules even though reward magnitude was not equal on these schedules. It was observed that choice behavior varied systematically as a function of the difference between the amounts of reward offered on the keys. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DECISION MAKING, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS), BEHAVIOR, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), HUMANS, PIGEONS

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE