Position of operant costs affects visits to resources by laboratory mice, Mus musculus.

@article{Warburton1998PositionOO,
  title={Position of operant costs affects visits to resources by laboratory mice, Mus musculus.},
  author={Warburton and Melanie R Nicol},
  journal={Animal behaviour},
  year={1998},
  volume={55 5},
  pages={
          1325-33
        }
}
A recently recognized problem in consumer demand studies has been whether subjects should be allowed free exit from a resource cage that they have paid to enter. If decisions related to switches in behaviour are affected by the position of operant costs, then demand studies that offer free return routes from resources may result in different behavioural organization from those that split the same payment between entry to and exit from resources. We aimed to assess the extent of any such… CONTINUE READING