H S Pennypacker

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The legacy of B. F. Skinner's life is a natural science of behavior. The generality of its basic functional relations has led, by induction, to the unifying principle of selection by consequences, which accounts for morphological, behavioral, and cultural evolution. This principle both predicts and explains the observation that the science itself is(More)
Key pecking by 7 pigeons was established and maintained on a multiple variable-ratio variable-ratio (VR) schedule of food presentation. The schedule in one of the components was then changed to fixed-ratio (FR) 1 for a predetermined number of reinforcers. Both components were then changed to extinction (i.e., multiple extinction, extinction). This sequence(More)
Two experiments were conducted to assess the relative thoroughness of three search patterns for breast self-examination (BSE). Experiment 1 compared the commonly taught concentric circles (CC) pattern to a new pattern composed of vertical strips (VS). Experiment 2 compared a radial spoke (RS) pattern to the VS pattern. Twenty-eight female subjects(More)
Application flows naturally from good science, and behavioral toxicology is no exception. Phenomena discovered and procedures developed in behavioral laboratories are being applied on a wide scale in commercial, industrial, and governmental settings. In behavioral toxicology, this transfer of technology has occurred in an ad hoc manner, albeit with a degree(More)
Food rumination is a maladaptive, life-threatening behavior observed among infants and institutional populations for the mentally retarded. Differential reinforcement of other behaviors (IRT greater than N) was experimentally studied as a method of reducing his behavior. Two mentally retarded clients emitted reduced rumination behaviors after implementation(More)
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