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Pitts, Raymond


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A detailed analysis of the effects of methamphetamine on schedule-controlled responding in pigeons 2009 626 In behavioral pharmacology, overall response rate is the measure most often used to study the effects of drugs on an animal’s ongoing operant behavior. However, it has been argued that an overall measure of response rate may not provide the most va...
Sensitivity of preference to reinforcement amount depends upon the method used to manipulate amount 2009 603 Four pigeons were trained on concurrent variable-interval 30-s schedules. Relative reinforcer amounts arranged across the two alternatives was varied. During Experiment 1, sessions consisted of a mixed concurrent schedule with different ratios of ...