The Behavior Analyst

, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp 301–306 | Cite as

Three Nice Labs, No Real Rats: A Review of Three Operant Laboratory Simulations

  • Stephen A. Graf
Article

Abstract

The operant laboratory, once the foundation for a curriculum in behavior analysis, has become almost impossible to maintain because of costs, federal regulations, and other factors. Fortunately, over the years several computer simulations of animal labs have been developed. This paper describes, compares, and contrasts three simulations and concludes that in general, they are effective and offer an alternative to the real thing.

Key words

software review simulation operant laboratory 

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© Association for Behavior Analysis International 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen A. Graf
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyYoungstown State UniversityYoungstownUSA

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