Conditional discrimination in mentally retarded adults: the development of generalized skills.

@article{Saunders1990ConditionalDI,
  title={Conditional discrimination in mentally retarded adults: the development of generalized skills.},
  author={Kathryn J. Saunders and Joseph E. Spradlin},
  journal={Journal of the experimental analysis of behavior},
  year={1990},
  volume={54 3},
  pages={
          239-50
        }
}
The development of generalized conditional discrimination skills was examined in adults with retardation. Two subjects with histories of failure to acquire arbitrary matching under trial-and-error procedures were successful under procedures that trained one or more prerequisite skills. The successive discrimination between the sample stimuli was established by training the subjects to name the stimuli. The simultaneous discrimination between the comparison stimuli was established using either… CONTINUE READING

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