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ERIC Number: EJ1101450
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0889-9401
Accurate Delayed Matching-to-Sample Responding without Rehearsal: An Unintentional Demonstration with Children
Ratkos, Thom; Frieder, Jessica E.; Poling, Alan
Analysis of Verbal Behavior, v32 n1 p69-77 Jun 2016
Research on joint control has focused on mediational responses, in which simultaneous stimulus control from two sources leads to the emission of a single response, such as choosing a comparison stimulus in delayed matching-to-sample. Most recent studies of joint control examined the role of verbal mediators (i.e., rehearsal) in evoking accurate performance. They suggest that mediation is a necessity for accurate delayed matching-to-sample responding. We designed an experiment to establish covert rehearsal responses in young children. Before participants were taught such responses; however, we observed that they responded accurately at delays of 15 and 30 s without overt rehearsal. These findings suggest that in some cases, rehearsal is not necessary for accurate responding in such tasks.
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Language: English
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