Accession Number : AD0726363

Title :   Performance of Rats in Escaping Punishment.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Nov 69-Jan 71,

Corporate Author : EDGEWOOD ARSENAL MD

Personal Author(s) : Lattal,K. A.

Report Date : JUN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : Rats were conditioned to escape from punishment associated with obtaining food. Only when the safe period was relatively short did they fail to escape punishment. Decreases in the frequency of food reinforcement also caused decreases in the frequency of responding to produce safe periods. The results suggest that escape from punishment is a positive reinforcer for rats. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BEHAVIOR, RATS), EVASION, FOOD, FREQUENCY, SCHEDULING

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE