Psychonomic Science

, Volume 2, Issue 1–12, pp 199–200 | Cite as

First attempt at a positive conditioned reinforcement analog of discriminated avoidance

  • Evalyn F. Segal
Animal Learning Reinforcement


A positive conditioned reinforcement schedule that included provision for restrengthening the conditioned reinforcer whenever it weakened critically proved partially successful in maintaining bar pressing.


Conditioned Reinforcer Avoidance Schedule Avoidance Situation Avoidance Paradigm Sidman Avoidance 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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