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The impact of stimulus 'value' in infant novelty preference.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11044864     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Various factors have been identified that influence the robust phenomenon of novelty preference in infants. The present study consisted of two experiments that investigated whether conditioned 'value' is another variable that influences infants' preferences. In Experiment 1, novelty preference was established to simple tones despite the tones differing only in frequency. In Experiment 2, novelty preference was manipulated by pairing a primary reinforcer with the familiarization tone such that the conditioned value overrode novelty preference. The findings raise questions about the universality of predicting infants' preferences solely on the foundation of amount of stimulus experience.
Authors:
R G Najm-Briscoe; D G Thomas; S Overton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Developmental psychobiology     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0012-1630     ISO Abbreviation:  Dev Psychobiol     Publication Date:  2000 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-12-05     Completed Date:  2000-12-05     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0164074     Medline TA:  Dev Psychobiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  176-85     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2000 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, 215 N. Murray, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Acoustic Stimulation*
Analysis of Variance
Association Learning*
Conditioning (Psychology)*
Exploratory Behavior*
Female
Humans
Infant
Infant Behavior / psychology*
Male
Models, Psychological
Mother-Child Relations
Recognition (Psychology)
Reinforcement (Psychology)

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