Self-punitive responding in rats with goal shock and color change
After acquisition avoidance training, rats were assigned on the basis of matched run speed to the following groups: (1) maintenance of avoidance training, (2) extinction procedures with the addition of a brief shock in the goalbox, and (3) regular extinction procedures. Each group was further divided into two minor groups which experienced either change or no change in goalbox color. The results indicated : (1) that self-punitive responding was increased by goal shock, (2) that self-punitive responding was reduced by goalbox color change, and (3) that generalization of goal shock to the startbox and runway areas is a factor in self-punitive responding. © 1975 Psychonomic Society, Inc.
Hom, Harry L., and Harold Babb. "Self-punitive responding in rats with goal shock and color change." Animal Learning & Behavior 3, no. 2 (1975): 152-156.
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