The influence of graded reductions in reward and prior frustrating events upon the magnitude of the frustration effect.

@article{Bower1962TheIO,
  title={The influence of graded reductions in reward and prior frustrating events upon the magnitude of the frustration effect.},
  author={Gordon H. Bower},
  journal={Journal of comparative and physiological psychology},
  year={1962},
  volume={55},
  pages={582-7}
}
  • Gordon H. Bower
  • Published 1962 in
    Journal of comparative and physiological…
Interpretations of recent experiments by Amsel (1958a, 1958b) have attributed active, motivational effects to nonreward occurring in contexts where S has been led to expect reward. Since this conception of nonreward has been featured prominently in recent accounts of partial reinforcement and extinction phenomena (Amsel, 1958a; 1958b; Spence, 1960), it is important to determine some of the laws concerning motivational consequences of reduced reward. It is to this task that the present… CONTINUE READING

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