Choice as a dependent measure in autoshaping: sensitivity to frequency and duration of food presentation.

  title={Choice as a dependent measure in autoshaping: sensitivity to frequency and duration of food presentation.},
  author={Mitchell J. Picker and Alan Poling},
  journal={Journal of the experimental analysis of behavior},
  volume={37 3},
Previous investigations have shown that rate, latency, and percentage of trials with at least one response are somewhat insensitive measures of the strength of autoshaped responding. In the present studies, these measures were contrasted with the allocation of responding during simultaneous choice tests, a measure of response strength frequently used in operant paradigms. In two experiments, nine pigeons were exposed to a forward pairing autoshaping procedure. Training sessions consisted of the… CONTINUE READING

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