Accession Number : ADA140808

Title :   An Instrumental Conditioning Method for Establishing Chronic Arousal.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr 76-Dec 83,


Personal Author(s) : Kimmel,H. D. ; Murrin,M. R.

Report Date : DEC 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : Eight Macaque monkeys received discriminative avoidance-punishment conditioning of the SCR while eight others were yoked controls. Half of each group had discriminative stimuli for 24 sessions and no stimuli for the next six sessions, while the other half had no stimuli for 24 sessions and stimuli for six sessions. Significantly more SCR's occurred during avoidance-punishment in experimental and yoked groups, but this difference vanished when actual time to respond was considered. Yoked subjects made more responses than experimental subjects, but only with discriminative stimuli present. Experimental subjects had higher HR in avoidance and punishment and during time out as compared to yoked controls. There was no difference in shock frequency with and without the stimulus, but shocks occurred during punishment than avoidance. Differences between these and previous results may have been due to species differences or to multiple equipment failures.

Descriptors :   *Conditioned response, *Stimuli, Macaque monkeys, Macaca fascicularis, Avoidance, Discrimination, Punishment, Shock tests, Skin(Anatomy), Electrical conductivity

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE