ERIC Number: ED049490
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Delay and Difficulty on Discrimination Learning and Stimulus Generalization.
Wildemann, Donald G.; Holland, James G.
Following training on an easy size discrimination, pigeons were matched on the basis of stimulus control by the positive stimulus following generalization tests. Three subjects were immediately retrained on a more difficult discrimination along the same dimension, while the remaining three subjects were retrained after a six-month delay. The six-month delay group took longer to learn the more difficult discrimination and displayed less stimulus control on a subsequent generalization test. The intended audience consists of individuals interested in basic learning research and its application. (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Learning Research and Development Center.