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ERIC Number: EJ832377
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8855
Influencing Children's Pregambling Game Playing via Conditional Discrimination Training
Johnson, Taylor E.; Dixon, Mark R.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v42 n1 p73-81 Spr 2009
Past research has demonstrated a transformation of stimulus functions under similar conditions using gambling tasks and adults (e.g., Zlomke & Dixon, 2006), and the present study attempted to extend this research. Experimenters exposed 7 children (ages 7 to 10 years) to a simulated board game with concurrently available dice differing only by color. Following initial exposure to the game, participants were trained to discriminate between two contextual cues representing the relational frames of more than and less than. Following the training procedure, experimenters reexposed participants to the simulated board game. Six of the 7 participants demonstrated an increased preference toward the die with the color that had been paired with more than during the conditional discrimination training. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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