M.A. (Master of Arts)
Department of Psychology
A 2 (sex of S) by 2 (skill or chance instructions) by 3 (stable, increasing, or decreasing reward) fixed-factorial design was used to study the acquisition and extinction performances of 120 college students under conditions of 20% monetary reward. The predicted interactions between instructions and reward condition were not found for extinction measures. This was interpreted as a failure of instructions due to the resemblance of the experimental task to a chance controlled situation. Several sex differences were reported and discussed as were differences among reward groups and between instructional conditions. The hypotheses were generally not supported.
Blood, Thomas A., "The effects of three schedules of 20% reward, skill or chance instructions, and sex of subject on performance during acquisition and extinction of a button pressing response" (1972). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 5709.
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