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ERIC Number: ED010061
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Aug-12
Pages: 58
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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EXPERIMENTAL AVERSIVE STIMULATION OF VERBAL BEHAVIOR. (NO TITLE GIVEN.)
WHALEY, DONALD
REPORTED HERE ARE RESULTS OF A STUDY INITIATED TO EXAMINE PRINCIPLES INVOLVED IN THE EXPERIMENTAL MODIFICATION OF VERBAL BEHAVIOR. SIXTEEN UNDERGRADUATE FEMALE VOLUNTEERS WERE REQUIRED TO PRODUCE A VERBAL RESPONSE UNDER MANIPULATED LIGHTING CONDITIONS. BASE LINE SCORES WERE OBTAINED FOR EACH SUBJECT UNDER DIMLIGHT CONDITIONS. PUSHBUTTON SCORES WERE OBTAINED TO MEASURE SUBJECT AWARENESS LEVELS RELATED TO NOXIOUS LIGHTING. CESSATION OF PREESTABLISHED LEVELS OF NOXIOUS LIGHT WAS THEN MADE DEPENDENT ON RESPONSE FREQUENCIES. INTENSITY AND INTERVALS OF NOXIOUS LIGHTING WERE VARIED AS REQUIRED FOR ACQUISITION, EXTINCTION, AND REACQUISITION OF CONDITIONING. RESULTS INDICATED THAT CONDITIONING WAS PREDICATED ON THE LEVEL OF SUBJECTS' AWARENESS TO THE AVERSIVE STIMULUS. THE LEVEL OF AWARENESS WAS CONCLUDED TO BE SUBJECT SPECIFIC. METHODS USED HERE ARE HELD TO BE POTENTIALLY USEFUL FOR SCIENTIFIC EXAMINATION OF VERBAL CONDITIONING. IT IS CONCLUDED THAT TECHNIQUES WILL EVOLVE FROM THIS EXPERIMENT WHICH WILL ALLOW PRECISE AND SPECIFIC MANIPULATION OF VERBALIZATION IN THE CLASSROOM. (WN)
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Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee.
Identifiers: FLORIDA; Florida (Tallahassee)