Superstitious behavior in humans.

  title={Superstitious behavior in humans.},
  author={Katsuhiko Ono},
  journal={Journal of the experimental analysis of behavior},
  volume={47 3},
  • Katsuhiko Ono
  • Published 1987 in Journal of the experimental analysis of behavior
Twenty undergraduate students were exposed to single response-independent schedules of reinforcer presentation, fixed-time or variable-time, each with values of 30 and 60 s. The reinforcer was a point on a counter accompanied by a red lamp and a brief buzzer. Three color signals were presented, without consistent relation to reinforcer or to the subjects' behavior. Three large levers were available, but the subjects were not asked to perform any particular behavior. Three of the 20 subjects… CONTINUE READING
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