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ERIC Number: EJ1072117
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1539-4352
The Differential Outcomes Effect: A Useful Tool to Improve Discriminative Learning in Humans
Estévez, Angeles F.
Behavior Analyst Today, v6 n4 p216-220 2005
One of the most robust and reliable learning phenomena documented in the animal learning literature is the enhancement of discriminative performance by differential outcomes. To date, very few studies have focused on this effect in humans. The results obtained in these studies support the potential use of the differential outcomes procedure in human beings as a technique for facilitating memory and learning of conditional discriminations. The main aim of this paper is to describe the differential outcomes effect and to summarize experimental studies of this effect in human beings.
Joseph Cautilli, Ph.D. & The Behavior Analyst Online Organization. 535 Queen Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147-3220. Tel: 215-462-6737; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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