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ERIC Number: EJ028895
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1970
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Recency and Summation Effects of Nonreward in Children
Davidson, Nancy Hendershott; Fitzgerald, Hiram E.
Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 10, 1, 16-27, Aug '70
Thirty kindergarten children in three sessions performed a lever-pulling task under three partial reinforcement conditions. The results of the experiment demonstrated that both recency and summation of nonreward influenced performance as measured by latency. Based in part on a Master's Thesis submitted bu the first author in partial fullfillment of the requirements for the MA degree. (Author/WY)
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