Frustration effect as a function of training magnitude in a within-S design

Research paper by James H. McHose, Philip A. Meyer, Frederick R. Maxwell

Indexed on: 05 Nov '13Published on: 05 Nov '13Published in: Psychonomic science


Incidental findings from two studies in which rats were differentially conditioned in the first alley (Al) of the L-shaped double alley apparatus and subsequently administered nonreward (N) test trials in both the positive (S+) and negative (S−) discriminandum are reported. The speeds with which Ss ran the second alley following an N trial were, for two groups, independent of whether N occurred in S+ or S−; for a third group speeds were faster following N in S− than following N in S+.