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ERIC Number: EJ156214
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1976
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Relative Persistence as a Function of Order of Reinforcement Schedules
Dyal, James A.; Sytsma, Donald
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 2, 4, 370-75, Oct 76
Stimulus analyzer theory as proposed by Sutherland and Mackintosh (1971) makes the unique prediction that the first-experienced reinforcement schedule will influence resistance to extinction more than subsequent schedules. Results presently reported of runaway acquisition and extinction indicate the opposite: C-P consistently produce substantially greater persistence than P-C. The theoretical implications are elaborated. (Editor/RK)
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