Accession Number:

AD0253114

Title:

INTERSENSORY DOMINANCE AND GENERALIZATION IN CONDITIONING

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Corporate Author:

FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE

Report Date:

1961-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The relationship between the order of conditioning of the separate elements of a compound conditioned stimulus and the magnitude of the conditioned galvanic skin response GSR produced by the compound stimulus was investigated. The stimulus elements were a 1,000 cps tone and a 14 inch square patch of white light. The stimuli were each 1.0 seconds in duration and the interstimulus interval during conditioning was 0.9 seconds, the last 0.1 seconds being shared by the tone or the light conditioned stimulus CS and an electric shock unconditioned stimulus UCS. The results were interpreted as supporting the assumption that intersensory dominance in classical conditioning occurs and that intersensory transfer of conditioning may have also been an important factor. It was also considered possible that the unsystematic training order was in some way similar to partial reinforcement procedures, thus accounting for the lowered level of response during conditioning and the resistance to extinction shown by the Ss who had been trained in this way. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE