Accession Number:

AD0261352

Title:

DISINHIBITION IN COMPOUND CONDITIONING AS A FUNCTION OF THE NUMBER OF REINFORCEMENTS OF A SINGLE CONDITIONED STIMULUS

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FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE

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Report Date:

1961-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A test was made of the hypothesis that the relationship between the number of reinforcements and the magnitude of the conditioned GSR would differ depending upon whether the original CS was employed in the test situation or a compound CS containing the original CS and an extra stimulus of another sense modality was used. The results showed that the relations ip between magnitude of GSR to the compound CS and number of reinforcements was positive and that the magnitude of GSR to the single CS and number of reinforcements went up from four to eight reinforcements and down from eight to twelve reinforc me ts. In spite of the only marginal statistical support given to the hypothesis in the light-CS group only, the results were interpreted as being in essential agreement with the theoretical notion from which the prediction was generated. It w s pointed out that th specificity and complexity of the predicted interaction, and the fact that it was generated a priori from theory based on only meager prior data, ad ed to the significance of the results obtained. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE