Title

Transfer of fixed- and variable-interval schedule control

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1972

Abstract

Trained male albino rats to respond on either chain or response lever (R1) and then switched them to the alternate operandum (R2). In Exp. I, 4 Ss trained on an FI schedule of reinforcement on R1 acquired the FI scallop pattern of responding on R2 more rapidly than they had on R1. In Exp. II with 8 Ss, a pronounced FI scallop developed more rapidly on R2 in the presence of a stimulus previously correlated with an FI schedule than 1 previously correlated with a VI schedule of reinforcement for R1. Results are discussed in relation to respondent mediation, operant mediation, and nonmediational theories of FI responding.

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