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ERIC Number: EJ138908
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1976
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Surprise Value of Food Determines Its Effectiveness as a Reinforcer
Blanchard, Ray; Honig, Werner K.
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 2, 1, 67-74, Jan 76
A general hypothesis of associative learning should be based on the broadest possible foundation of empirical evidence, including confirmation in both aversive and appetitive situations. For this reason the present experiment was designed to test the surprise hypothesis using a procedure in which the unconditioned stimulus was the presentation of food. (Author/RK)
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