Accession Number : AD0695591

Title :   ROLE OF THE INSTRUMENTAL RESPONSE IN THE PARTIAL REINFORCEMENT EFFECT,

Corporate Author : WATERLOO UNIV (ONTARIO) DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Banks,R. K.

Report Date : 06 JUN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : Three experiments examined the effect of partial reinforcement of a climbing response on subsequent resistance to extinction of a running response in rats. Under these conditions the traditional partial reinforcement effect was produced or erased as a function of the number of reinforced running responses. The results were discussed in terms of implications for frustration theory. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY)), TRAINING, RATS, BEHAVIOR, CONDITIONED RESPONSE, STIMULATION(PHYSIOLOGY), STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, CANADA

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE