Go/No-Go Procedure with Compound Stimuli: Effects of Training Structure On the Emergence of Equivalence Classes
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center; Department of Pediatrics; Shriver Center
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms | Experimental Analysis of Behavior
When the matching-to-sample (MTS) procedure is used, different training structures imply differences in the successive discriminations required in training and test conditions. When the go/no-go procedure with compound stimuli is used, however, differences in training structures do not imply such differences. This study assessed whether the go/no-go procedure with compound stimuli with different training structures would produce significant variations in emergent performances. Fourteen undergraduate students were divided into two training groups: OTM and MTO (one-to-many and many-to-one). During training, responses emitted in the presence of compounds defined as related were reinforced. Responses emitted in the presence of compounds defined as not-related were not. During tests, new compounds structurally emulated MTS equivalence tests. All participants finished training with comparable number of sessions and 13 of 14 showed emergent performances. These results suggest that differences in equivalence-test outcomes with OTM and MTO training structures in MTS procedures may be due to their different successive discrimination requirements.
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Citation: Grisante PC, Galesi FL, Sabino NM, Debert P, Arntzen E, McIlvane WJ. Go/No-Go Procedure with Compound Stimuli: Effects of Training Structure On the Emergence of Equivalence Classes. Psychol Rec. 2013 Winter;63(1):63. PubMed PMID: 24639596; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3955366.
Grisante, Priscila C.; Galesi, Fernanda L.; Sabino, Nathali M.; Debert, Paula; Arntzen, Erik; and McIlvane, William J., "Go/No-Go Procedure with Compound Stimuli: Effects of Training Structure On the Emergence of Equivalence Classes" (2013). Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center Publications and Presentations. 17.