Publication Date

1972

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Lotsof, Erwin

Degree Name

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Department

Department of Psychology

LCSH

Reinforcement (Psychology)

Abstract

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.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.||Includes illustrations.

Extent

viii, 112 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

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Text

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