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dc.contributor.authorGutmann, James Charlesen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:41:25Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:41:25Z
dc.date.issued1977-05-05en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-07282010-020233en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/43948
dc.description.abstract

To determine whether incomplete reward reduction and reward increment would influence the "frustration effect" (FE) in double alleyway, rats were given 153 trials with 50% partial reward in Goalbox 1 with 4 or 12 pellets in Goalbox 1 and 4 or 12 pellets in Goalbox 2. On trials 106-153, the postshift phase, half of the rats in each group were shifted to a reward magnitude opposite to that previously received in Goalbox 1. During preshift, Alley 1 start and running speeds were inversely related to Goalbox 2 reward magnitude.

The size of the FE was directly related to Goalbox 1 and Goalbox 2 reward magnitude. During postshift, Alley 1 running were inversely related to preshift Goalbox 1 reward magnitude. The size of the FE was directly related to Goalbox 1 and Goalbox 2 reward magnitude. The results were discussed in terms of Amsel's theory of frustration.

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dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1977.G885.pdfen_US
dc.subjectReward (Psychology)en_US
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1977.G885en_US
dc.titleThe effects of differential goalbox reward and reward shifts on the frustration effect.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentPsychologyen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairSgro, Joseph A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFranchina, Joseph J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSnyder, Harry L.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-07282010-020233/en_US
dc.date.sdate2010-07-28en_US
dc.date.rdate2010-07-28
dc.date.adate2010-07-28en_US


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