Response acquisition with immediate and delayed conditioned reinforcement.

  title={Response acquisition with immediate and delayed conditioned reinforcement.},
  author={Susan Snycerski and Sean Laraway and Alan Poling},
  journal={Behavioural processes},
  volume={68 1},
Groups comprising eight rats initially were exposed to response-independent water deliveries, then to conditions under which a lever-press response raised an empty dipper immediately or after a resetting delay of 15, 30, or 45 s. When their performance was compared to that of control animals using a 90% confidence level, six rats in the immediate-reinforcement group met the primary criterion for response acquisition during a single 6-h session; 4, 4, and 3 did so in the 15, 30, and 45 s delay… CONTINUE READING