Accession Number:

AD0295583

Title:

POST-DISCRIMINATION GRADIENTS AROUND STIMULI WITH DIFFERENTIAL RATES OF OCCURRENCE IN A DISCRETE RESPONSE TASK

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS DIV HANSCOM AFB MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1962-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

Generalization gradients in an identification type task reflect the willingness to apply identifying labels to stimuli which deviate from what might be called the ideal standard of a class. After training subjects to discriminate between pairs of ideal standards varied in both discriminability and frequency of occurrence, it is shown that post-discrimination generalization gradients are characterized by a redistribution of identifying responses around the more frequent standard as a function of discriminability.

Subject Categories:

  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE