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Response-contingent CS termination as a factor in avoidance conditioning

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Douglas Wahlsten, Visiting Professor (Creator)
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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Four groups of five dogs each underwent acquisition and extinction of a conditioned leg flexion avoidance response, The CS-US interval was 4.0 sec for all groups, but CS duration was either .3. 1.0, 2.0 or 4.0 sec for each group. Responses occurring prior to CS offset terminated the CS. There was no evidence that CS termination facilitated acquisition of the avoidance response. There was slight evidence that the 4.0 sec group took longer to extinguish the avoidance response.

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Publication
Psychonomic Science, 1968, 12, 15-16.
Language: English
Date: 1968
Keywords
Dogs, Avoidance, Learning, Conditioning, Response