Impulse control in pigeons.

  title={Impulse control in pigeons.},
  author={G W Ainslie},
  journal={Journal of the experimental analysis of behavior},
  volume={21 3},
  • G W Ainslie
  • Published 1974 in Journal of the experimental analysis of behavior
Pigeons were given a small, immediate food reinforcement for pecking a key, and a larger, delayed reinforcement for not pecking this key. Most subjects pecked the key on more than 95% of trials. However, when pecking a differently colored key at an earlier time prevented this option from becoming available, three of 10 subjects consistently pecked it, thereby forcing themselves to wait for the larger reward. They did not peck the earlier key when it did not prevent this option. This is an… CONTINUE READING
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