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Psychonomic Science

, Volume 2, Issue 1–12, pp 201–202 | Cite as

Determinants of polydipsia in rats: A reply to Stein. I. Emptying the water bottle

  • Evalyn F. Segal
  • David L. Oden
Animal Motivation Thirst & Drinking
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Abstract

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.

Keywords

Water Bottle Adventitious Reinforcement Characteristic Feedback Ment Explanation Psychogenic Polydipsia 
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© Psychonomic Science 1965

Authors and Affiliations

  • Evalyn F. Segal
    • 1
  • David L. Oden
    • 1
  1. 1.San Diego State CollegeUSA

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