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Psychonomic Science

, Volume 3, Issue 1–12, pp 23–24 | Cite as

Stimulus aftereffects of bar pressing

  • J. M. Bloom
  • Nelson F. Smith
Animal Behavior
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Abstract

Rat Ss were trained in the free response bar-press apparatus under a single alternation pattern of partial reinforcement. After all Ss learned to respond at a low rate following reward and a high rate following non-reward, half were transferred to a double alternation pattern. The change did not affect the learned habits, and the results were interpreted as supporting the aftereffects hypothesis.

Keywords

Pattern Learning Reward Condition Alternation Pattern Nonrewarded Trial Straight Runway 
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© Psychonomic Press 1965

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. M. Bloom
    • 1
  • Nelson F. Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.Princeton UniversityUSA

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