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Psychonomic Science

, Volume 2, Issue 1–12, pp 205–206 | Cite as

Determinants of polydipsia: III. Withholding food on a free-reinforcement schedule

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

Two rats were given food every 90 sec. Both developed polydipsia. When the empty pellet dispenser operated every 90 sec., drinking gradually declined, remained below normal in a succeeding reinforcement session, and recovered to normal the next day.

Keywords

Fourth Series Lower Drinking Water Nozzle Empty Food Undergraduate Research Participation 
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References

  1. Segal, Evalyn F., & Oden, D. L. Determinants of polydipsia in rats: A reply to Stein. I. Emptying the water bottle. Psychon. Sci., 1965, 201-202.Google Scholar
  2. Segal, Evalyn F., & Deadwyler, S. A. Determinants of polydipsia in rats: II. DRL extinction. Psychon. Sci., 1965, 203-204.Google Scholar
  3. Stein, L. Excessive drinking in the rat: Superstition or thirst? J. comp. physiol. Psychol., 1964, 58, 237–242.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Psychonomic Science 1965

Authors and Affiliations

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

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