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ERIC Number: ED062658
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 12
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Facilitation of Discrimination Learning with Delayed Reinforcement.
Goldstein, Sondra Blevins; Siegel, Alexander W.
Eighty-four nine year old children, twelve in each of seven experimental groups, learned a two-choice successive discrimination problem. The parameters that were systematically manipulated included: (1) immediate versus delayed reinforcement; and (2) forced preresponse stimulus exposure versus stimulus exposure during the delay interval, intertrial and interstimulus intervals. The typical decrease in performance found under delayed reinforcement was obtained only when: (1) no preresponse exposure was required; and (2) when the discriminative stimuli were absent from Ss view during the delay of reinforcement period. Results are discussed within the framework of perceptual learning theory. (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Learning Research and Development Center.
Note: Reprinted from Child Development, 1971.