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dc.contributor.authorPremock, Mark
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-22T18:47:57Z
dc.date.available2009-04-22T18:47:57Z
dc.date.issued1978-05
dc.identifier.other1978 .P917
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2092/901
dc.description31 leaves. Advisor: William d. Klipecen_US
dc.description.abstractThe problem. To determine if autoshaping is restricted to responses which are biologically preorganized, or if a response which is not overlearned or pre-organized, but is elicited by an appetitive stimulus (grain), can be autoshaped. Procedure. The autoshaped responses of two debeaked pigeons which had developed modified eating responses were compared to responses made by three control subjects which contacted grain normally. Findings. The control subjects exhibited normal keylight responding almost exclusively. The experimental pigeons contacted the key with a percentage of normal and modified responding similar to that directed to grain, though the modified responses were less extreme. Conclusion. The results of this study demonstrate that a component of the modified eating response is directed to a keylight which is paired with grain availability. Recommendations. Further experimentation in this area is necessary before all the variables which control the form of the autoshaped response can be determined.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherDrake Universityen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDrake University, School of Graduate Studies;1978
dc.subjectAutoshaping (Psychology)en_US
dc.subjectConditioned responseen_US
dc.subjectBehavior modificationen_US
dc.subjectPigeons--Feedins and feedsen_US
dc.titleThe Generality of the Autoshaped Responseen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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