Mechanisms of resurgence of an extinguished instrumental behavior.

  title={Mechanisms of resurgence of an extinguished instrumental behavior.},
  author={Neil E. Winterbauer and Mark E. Bouton},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Animal behavior processes},
  volume={36 3},
Four experiments examined "resurgence" of an instrumental behavior after extinction. All experiments involved three phases in which rats were (1) trained to press one lever for food reward, (2) trained to press a second lever while the first leverpress was extinguished, and (3) tested under conditions in which neither leverpress was rewarded. In each experiment, the first leverpress recovered (resurged) in Phase 3, when the second leverpress was extinguished. The results demonstrated that… CONTINUE READING
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