The Production of Voluntary Response Gradients of Stimulus Generalization in the Absence of Reinforced Discrimination Learning
The experiments reported in this paper were performed to test the hypothesis that stimulus generalization with voluntary responses can be shown in the absence of reinforced stimulus discrimination. There are two important distinctions which together differentiate these experiments from most of the previous studies in this area.
First, the methods utilized here require no discrimination between stimuli during acquisition of the response; i.e., S does not discriminate between the CS and test stimuli during acquisition. In contrast, the majority of studies of stimulus generalization with human S's employing voluntary responses have contained this problem, which is not present in studies of stimulus generalization with involuntary responses.
Level of Degree
First Committee Member (Chair)
Henry Carleton Ellis
Second Committee Member
George Maxwell Peterson
Third Committee Member
Robert Marion Morgan
Tosti, Donald T.. "The Production of Voluntary Response Gradients of Stimulus Generalization in the Absence of Reinforced Discrimination Learning." (1961). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/psy_etds/243