The within-subjects partial reinforcement extinction effect: stimulus similarity as a controlling factor

dc.contributor.authorSteil, Dennis Alanen
dc.contributor.departmentPsychologyen
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-01T18:05:47Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-01T18:05:47Zen
dc.date.issued1974en
dc.description.abstractThree groups of rats were trained and extinguished with continuous (CRF) and partial (PR) reinforcement in the presence of two auditory stimuli differing in amount of similarity along a frequency dimension. Results revealed that in the groups where stimulus similarity was least, a within-subjects reversed partial reinforcement extinction effect (PREE) was found. The results also suggest that as similarity between the stimuli associated with CRF and PR decreased, the magnitude of the reversed PREE increased. This result is in contrast to Rashotte's (1971) predictions concerning the type of PREE produced as stimulus similarity varies along a single dimension.en
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
dc.format.extent26 leavesen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/64715en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 21651688en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1974.S74en
dc.subject.lcshExtinction (Psychology)en
dc.titleThe within-subjects partial reinforcement extinction effect: stimulus similarity as a controlling factoren
dc.typeThesisen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
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