Effects of reinforcer delay and variability in a successive-encounters procedure.

  title={Effects of reinforcer delay and variability in a successive-encounters procedure.},
  author={James E. Mazur},
  journal={Learning & behavior},
  volume={36 4},
Pigeons responded in a successive-encounters procedure that consisted of a search period, a choice period, and a handling period. The search period was either a fixed-interval or a mixed-interval schedule presented on the center key of a three-key chamber. Upon completion of the search period, the center key was turned off and the two side keys were lit. A pigeon could either accept a delay followed by food (by pecking the right key) or reject this option and return to the search period (by… CONTINUE READING

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