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ERIC Number: ED110482
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Pages: 14
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Differential Covert Conditioning: A Replication of a Study by Epstein and Peterson.
Yager, Geoffrey G.; And Others
Twenty-two subjects were asked to generate fifty numbers from 0 to 100 at ten second intervals. These subjects were then taught to imagine a pleasant scene or an aversive scene on cue from the experimenter. After practice imagining these scenes, subjects were again requested to give fifty numbers between 0 and 100. Group I was cued to imagine the pleasant scene following responses ending in 1 to 3 and the aversive scene for numbers ending in 7 to 9. Consequences were reversed for Group II. The frequencies of response under differential covert conditioning did not replicate the findings of the original study by Epstein and Peterson. Since no significant changes in rates of response for the target categories occured, the discussion questioned the theoretical basis of covert conditioning. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, D.C., March 30-April 3, 1975)