Title

Reinforcer rate and stimulus control in discrimination reversal learning

UMMS Affiliation

Shriver Center

Date

9-2002

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

Discrimination Learning; Reversal Learning

Disciplines

Mental and Social Health | Neuroscience and Neurobiology | Psychiatry and Psychology

Abstract

The present experiment examined the potential applicability of behavioral momentum theory to discrete-trial discrimination performances. The experiment asked if the persistence of stimulus control could be related to the rate of reinforcement for the discriminated operant. If momentum-like effects occur, a better understanding of them could contribute to more effective procedures for producing stimulus control change and transfer in experimental and applied settings.

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Citation: Dube, W. V., & McIlvane, W. J. (2002). Reinforcer rate and stimulus control in discrimination reversal learning. The Psychological Record, 52, 405-416.