Stimulus intensity effects and second-order response acquisition in Pavlovian fear conditioning

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Stephen Michael Moyer (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Donald G. Wildemann

Abstract: The present series of studies was designed to a) determine if, following Pavlovian conditioning of a fear response to a particular conditioned stimulus (CS) intensity, an increase or decrease in the CS intensity would result in changes in the fear response (Experiment 1); b) test Hull's (1943) theory that, in second-order conditioning, the second-order CS becomes associated with the response evoked by the first-order CS (Experiment 2); and c) attempt to replicate Rizely and Rescorla's (1972) finding that, following second-order conditioning, a second-order CS continues to evoke a conditioned response even after the conditioned response to the first-order CS has been extinguished (Experiment 3).

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Language: English
Date: 1976
Conditioned response
Extinction (Psychology)
Classical conditioning

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