Partial reinforcement in appetitive Pavlovian conditioning with rats.

@article{Pearce1997PartialRI,
  title={Partial reinforcement in appetitive Pavlovian conditioning with rats.},
  author={John M S Pearce and Edward S. Redhead and Aydan Aydin},
  journal={The Quarterly journal of experimental psychology. B, Comparative and physiological psychology},
  year={1997},
  volume={50 4},
  pages={273-94}
}
Four experiments examined the effects of a partial reinforcement schedule on extinction using appetitive Pavlovian conditioning. Extinction was slower after partial than after continuous reinforcement when the schedules were administered to different groups (Experiment 1). The opposite result was found in Experiments 2 and 3 when both schedules were presented to the same group in the same context. When the schedules were presented to the same group in different contexts, then extinction was… CONTINUE READING