Accession Number:

AD0257895

Title:

STUDIES ON DRIVE AND INCENTIVE IN PERCEPTION, III: SOME EFFECTS OF DRIVE ON STIMULUS GENERALIZATION OBTAINED WITH A REVISED TRAINING PROCEDURE

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MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR RESEARCH CENTER FOR GROUP DYNAMICS

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Report Date:

1961-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A procedural modification was developed in order to clarify the results of testing the hypothesis that within certain intensity ranges, the perceived stimulus intensity is a monotonically increasing function of drive and the actual stimulus intensity. This change in procedure prevented the formation of negative gradients which eleminated a possible effect due to variation in the response threshold and the distances between the training stimuli. It was found that there were significant curve shifts under the two drive conditions, thus supporting the experimental hypothesis. However, the effects found were generally weaker than those observed under the previously used procedure. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE