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ERIC Number: EJ987176
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0033-2933
Titration of Limited Hold to Comparison in Conditional Discrimination Training and Stimulus Equivalence Testing
Arntzen, Erik; Haugland, Silje
Psychological Record, v62 n2 p243-261 Spr 2012
Reaction time (RT), thought to be important for acquiring a full understanding of the establishment of equivalence classes, has been reported in a number of studies within the area of stimulus equivalence research. In this study, we trained 3 classes of potentially 3 members, with arbitrary stimuli in a one-to-many training structure in 5 adult participants, using a touch screen and software-based recordings. After training the conditional relations, a limited hold (LH) was calculated for each of the 5 participants based on actual RT. Training with a titrating LH in 100-ms steps was conducted until all the participants responded within 1.2 s. Finally, programmed consequences were thinned before testing. We arranged an LH of 2.5 s during the testing for emergent relations. 1 of the 5 participants was found to demonstrate stimulus equivalence. The pattern of increasing RT from baseline trials to symmetry and equivalence test trials was not found. (Contains 2 tables and 9 figures.)
Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Mailcode 4609, Rehabilitation Institute, Carbondale, IL 62901-4609. Tel: 618-536-7704; e-mail: psychrec@siu.edu; Web site: http://www.siuc.edu/~ThePsychologicalRecord/index.html
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Norway