ERIC Number: ED025335
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Nov-30
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Subjects' Hypotheses, Experimental Instructions and Autonomic "Conditioning".
Eriksen, Charles W.
Research on learning and conditioning suggests that verbal response modification does not occur in the absence of the subject's ability to define verbally (1) the response-reinforcement relationships and (2) his intention to change his behavior in the direction of reinforcement. This seems to be true for operant conditioning of verbal behavior, operant conditioning of skeletal nonverbal responses, and perceptual learning of correlated cues. Research in the area of conditioning of autonomic responses shows consistently that subjects who are aware of the stimulus-negative reinforcement condition manifest greater autonomic response conditioning than subjects who are not aware of the experimental conditions. (WD)
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Center for Human Growth and Development.