Psychonomic Science

, Volume 1, Issue 1–12, pp 175–176 | Cite as

A serial conditioned reinforcement effect in a multiple-chain schedule in a squirrel monkey

  • Evalyn F. Segal


A squirrel monkey was run on a multiple schedule whose individual components were chain FIVI and chain FI FR. Chain FI VI repeated four times, then chain FI FR repeated four times, and then the entire sequence recycled. Response rates in the FI links increased with successive repetitions of ch FI VI and decreased with successive repetitions of ch FI FR, while rates in the VI and FR links remained relatively constant.


Serial Position Squirrel Monkey Multiple Schedule Conditioned Reinforcer Successive Repetition 
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  1. Brady, J. V., & Thach, J. Chaining behavior and reinforcement schedule preference in the Rhesus monkey. Paper read at 31st Annual Meeting, Eastern Psychol. Assoc, New York, April, 1960.Google Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Evalyn F. Segal
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  1. 1.San Diego State CollegeUSA

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