Effect of R-pretraining on PAL with unlimited time for response

Research paper by Hiroko Barnes, Eli Saltz

Indexed on: 14 Nov '13Published on: 14 Nov '13Published in: Psychonomic science


Runquist & English (1964), using adjectives as R terms, found that the effects of R pretraining on PAL disappeared when PAL involved (1) unlimited time for response and (2) forced availability of the R terms during PAL. They attributed the. disappearance of the R-pretraining effect to the use of the forced-availability technique and drew theoretical conclusions accordingly. The present two experiments indicate that, for the type of R terms used by Runquist and English, R-pretraining effects disappear under unlimited time for response even in the absence of forced availability.