Accession Number:

AD0639355

Title:

CONFORMITY TO EXPERIMENTER-DETERMINED, PAY-OFF ENFORCED, CRITERION LEVELS IN THE METHOD OF RANDOM STAIRCASES.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

PSYCHOPHYSICS LAB UNIV OF WASHINGTON SEATTLE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-03-31

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

Outcome structures are incorporated into the method of random, yes-no staircases. Results obtained from subjects paid to meet arbitrary criteria are compared with ordinary determinations of limens for intensive increments of white noise above a constant background of white noise. It is demonstrated that a subject can reliably exhibit a variety of arbitrarily determined thresholds when appropriate pay-off contingencies are introduced. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE