Self-punitive responding by goal-shocked rats
Gave 48 male hooded rats 30 trials in a straight runway with shock in the start box and alley occurring 0 sec. (escape), 1 sec. (partial avoidance), or 3 sec. (avoidance) after cs onset. On further trials, shock was discontinued in the start box and alley, but for 1/2 the ss it was administered in the goal box for .5 sec. Immediately after entrance. Goal-punished ss with prior escape training or avoidance training were superior to controls on run speeds, and goal-punished avoidance ss were superior to control ss on start speeds. Differences were still maintained at the end of 80 transfer trials. (16 ref.) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved). © 1971 American Psychological Association.
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Babb, Harold, and Harry L. Hom. "Self-punitive responding by goal-shocked rats." Journal of comparative and physiological psychology 77, no. 3 (1971): 482.
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