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Timeout from a high-force requirement as a reinforcer: An effective procedure for human operant research.
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PMID:  23751256     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
A procedure to study human operant conditioning is described using a timeout from a high-force requirement as reinforcer when a high force response was required. Experiment 1 reported evidence that a timeout from a high-force requirement acted as a reinforcer and a second experiment demonstrated sensitivity to delay to escape from the force requirement as a parameter of choice in a self-control paradigm. The results of the two experiments indicate a functional similarity between unconditioned reinforcers (e.g., food) used in nonhuman subjects and the present reinforcer, demonstrating that the present procedure is well-suited to study operant conditioning in humans.
Jérôme Alessandri; Vinca Rivière
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-6-7
Journal Detail:
Title:  Behavioural processes     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1872-8308     ISO Abbreviation:  Behav. Processes     Publication Date:  2013 Jun 
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Created Date:  2013-6-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7703854     Medline TA:  Behav Processes     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013. Published by Elsevier B.V.
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