Psychonomic Science

, Volume 1, Issue 1–12, pp 271–272 | Cite as

Water drinking patterns under several dry food reinforcement schedules

  • Evalyn F. Segal
  • Sam A. Deadwyler


When hungry rats are reinforced with dry food for licking from a water trough, the resulting performances differ from those seen when other responses, such as bar pressing, are reinforced on the same schedules, in that thirst-motivated drinking intrudes on the food-reinforced pattern.


Reinforcement Schedule Adventitious Reinforcement Water Trough Lateral Hypothalamic Lesion Prandial Drinking 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Evalyn F. Segal
    • 1
  • Sam A. Deadwyler
    • 1
  1. 1.San Diego State CollegeUSA

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