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ERIC Number: EJ103026
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1974
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The Distracting Effect of Material Reward: An Alternative Explanation for the Superior Performance of Reward Groups in Probability Learning
McGraw, Kenneth O.; McCullers, John C.
Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 18, 1, 149-158, Aug 74
To determine whether the distraction effect associated with material rewards in discrimination learning can account for the superior performance of reward groups in probability learning, the performance of 144 school children (preschool, second, and fifth grades) on a two-choice successive discrimination task was compared under three reinforcement conditions (material reward, marker, and knowledge of results). (Author/CS)
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