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A discrete-trials/fixed-interval method of discrimination training

  • W. T. Woodard
  • M. E. Bitterman
Methods & Designs

Abstract

An efficient new method of discrimination training is described which has several advantages over older free-operant and discrete-trials procedures. Illustrative data on reversal learning in pigeons and goldfish are presented.

Keywords

Behavior Research Method Stimulus Duration Discriminative Stimulus Discrimination Training Reversal Learning 
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Copyright information

© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. T. Woodard
    • 1
  • M. E. Bitterman
    • 1
  1. 1.University of HawaiiHonolulu

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