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ERIC Number: ED045074
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 22
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Operant Conditioning of College Study Behavior.
Reed, M. Douglas
This paper presents a model for studying the effects of operant conditioning on reading behavior. Four academically deficient college sophomores, two of whom were reinforced for appropriate responses, were chosen as subjects. After surveying each of 25 chapters comprised of 636 appropriate topic sentences, all four subjects were given mimeographed tests that measured the subjects' ability to discern and mark the appropriate material. The subjects' performance showed that reinforcement of surveying behavior following a lecture on the subject was more effective than a lecture without reinforcement. Reinforced subjects made significantly fewer surveying omissions and performed better on tests. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (Author/RC)
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Authoring Institution: Central Virginia Community Coll., Lynchburg.
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