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ERIC Number: EJ792091
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 24
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0033-2933
Choice and the Initial Delay to a Reinforcer
Moore, J.
Psychological Record, v58 n2 p191-214 Spr 2008
Pigeons were trained in two experiments that used the concurrent-chains procedure. These experiments sought to identify the variables controlling the preference of pigeons for a constant duration over a variable duration of exposure to an aperiodic, time-based, terminal-link schedule. The results indicated that two variables correlated with the constant-duration terminal link combined to control preference: (a) a shorter initial delay to a reinforcer; and (b) the probabilistic occurrence of multiple reinforcers. (Contains 2 tables and 9 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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