Accession Number : AD0718342
Title : Marine Mammal Training Procedures. The Effects of Scheduled Reinforcement in the Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus).
Descriptive Note : Technical publication,
Corporate Author : NAVAL UNDERSEA RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CALIF
Personal Author(s) : Beach,Frank A. , III ; Pepper,Ross L.
Report Date : JAN 1971
Pagination or Media Count : 22
Abstract : The paddle-press response of an Atlantic bottle-nose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) was studied in a free operant situation and compared to performance in short exposures to several partial reinforcement schedules. In a broader investigation, conditioning under a variable ratio schedule produced more responses, at a greater rate, and for a longer time period, than did conditioning with continuous reinforcement. After conditioning on the ratio schedule, responding continued in the absence of reinforcement for a long period of time. (Author)
Descriptors : (*CETACEA, *BEHAVIOR), TRAINING, MAMMALS, AQUATIC ANIMALS, CONDITIONED RESPONSE, MARINE BIOLOGY
Subject Categories : Biology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE