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ERIC Number: EJ876619
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0023-9690
Retrospective Revaluation Effects Following Serial Compound Training and Target Extinction
Effting, Marieke; Vervliet, Bram; Kindt, Merel
Learning and Motivation, v41 n2 p67-83 May 2010
Using a conditioned suppression task, two experiments examined retrospective revaluation effects after serial compound training in a release from overshadowing design. In Experiment 1, serial X [right arrow] A+ training produced suppression to target A, which was enhanced when preceded by feature X, whereas X by itself elicited no suppression. Subsequent A- presentations extinguished responding to A, but had no effect on either responding to X [right arrow] A or X alone. However, the addition of A- trials did enhance the ability of feature X to elicit suppression to a novel target, B, suggesting retrospective revaluation of X's properties. Experiment 2 showed that the enhanced transfer effect, observed in Experiment 1, was independent of the training history of the target (B- or Y [right arrow] B+/B-). Together, these results suggest that feature X did not retrospectively acquire excitatory strength or occasion setting power, but rather a generalized ability to increase responding to any other cue. (Contains 3 figures and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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