Determinants of polydipsia in rats: A reply to Stein. I. Emptying the water bottle
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Rats were reinforced with dry food for licking a water nozzle. Emptying the bottle disrupted licking. This does not demonstrate that the drinking was controlled by thirst. It does demonstrate that an operant is controlled by its characteristic feedback.
KeywordsWater Bottle Adventitious Reinforcement Characteristic Feedback Ment Explanation Psychogenic Polydipsia
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