Accession Number : AD0700058

Title :   ACQUISITION OF THE ODDITY CONCEPT IN THE CHIMPANZEE.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB (6571ST) HOLLOMAN AFB N MEX

Personal Author(s) : Devine,James V. ; Ivens,John R. , Jr

Report Date : OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : The purpose of this research was the description and quantification of response regularities observed in the subject's acquisition of the oddity concept. A procedure was employed which presented many unique problems using each discriminandum as both a positive and a negative instance; this procedure was designed to eliminate correct performance by nonrelational responding. Naive Ss with minimal pre-training experience were used to allow identification of response tendencies which existed in the S's response hierarchy prior to experimental sophistication. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DECISION MAKING, PATTERN RECOGNITION), (*REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), (*CHIMPANZEES, *LEARNING), BEHAVIOR, PROBLEM SOLVING, LEARNING, TEST FACILITIES, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, MEDICAL LABORATORIES

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE