Is a stimulus associated with the escape from shock a positive or negative reinforcer? Study I

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Douglas Wahlsten, Visiting Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Rats failed to learn a new (bar press) response to either enter or leave a safe box which had been associated with the offset of shock. However, once the door between the boxes was open, those same rats ran faster leaving the safe box than entering it.

Additional Information

Publication
Psychonomic Science, 1967, 8, 283-284.
Language: English
Date: 1967
Keywords
Reinforcement, Aversion learning, Rats, Shock, Lever