ERIC Number: ED086336
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Monitoring Attention During Operant Conditioning in Six and Seven Month Old Infants.
Strain, Barbara; Vietze, Peter M.
The purpose of the present study was to investigate more directly the effects of content and repetition of contingent visual feedback on a discrete operant pulling response and accompanying visual attention in 24 six- to seven-month old infants. Simultaneous recording was made of infant operant behavior and visual attention. Results indicated significant learning as reflected in the looking-and-pulling measure across ten-minute sessions. In addition, increased responding was shown to faces as compared to the other feedback conditions. The results emphasized the need for incorporating systematic observation and analysis of visual attention in operant learning studies using visual reinforcement. (Author/SET)
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Sponsor: National Coordination Center for Early Childhood Education, St. Ann, MO.; George Peabody Coll. for Teachers, Nashville, TN. Inst. on Mental Retardation and Intellectual Development.
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (81st, Montreal, Canada, August 27-31, 1973)