Accession Number : AD0722734

Title :   Reductions in Responding During Variable Time Schedules after Differential Reinforcement of Low-Rate Training.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Sep 70-Jan 71,

Corporate Author : EDGEWOOD ARSENAL MD

Personal Author(s) : Lattal,K. A. ; Maxey,G. C.

Report Date : APR 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : Rats were conditioned on differential reinforcement of low-rate (DRL) schedules. The number of responses emitted were reduced to near zero upon changing to variable time schedules which approximated the pattern and frequency of reinforcer delivery during DRL. These effects were similar to those observed when the response-reinforced dependency is removed following conditioning on other schedules of response dependent reinforcer presentation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CONDITIONED RESPONSE, SCHEDULING), TIME, REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), REDUCTION, RATS

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE