ERIC Number: EJ205328
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
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Effectiveness of Social Reinforcement as a Function of Reinforcer Satiation and Experimenter Valence.
Miller, Arthur L.; Kirschenbaum, Daniel S.
Journal of Genetic Psychology, v134 n1 p57-70 Mar 1979
This study indicates that social drive and valence theories of social reinforcement cannot adequately account for the results of three different measures of reinforcer efficacy (accuracy, rate, and persistence). Suggests that activation/arousal theories provide a better basis for behavior modification. (BH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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