Empirical Analysis of Concurrent Classical-Operant Schedules

  • Wendon W. Henton


The following series of experiments is loosely based upon the competing response interpretation of conditioned suppression by Brady and Hunt (1955). This type of analysis also seems to account for the effects of conditioned stimuli paired with food as well as shock, and the interpretation has been slightly extended to a more general analysis of concurrent schedules controlling concurrent responses (Henton and Brady, 1970). The present studies were conducted between 1970 and 1973 as a developing experimental analysis of the response patterns within all classical-operant schedule combinations. The experiments were consequently designed to purposely manipulate and directly record the response interactions generated by the various possible classicaloperant combinations.


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