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    1972

The psychological distance to reward.

@article{Duncan1972ThePD,
  title={The psychological distance to reward.},
  author={Beth Duncan and Edmund Fantino},
  journal={Journal of the experimental analysis of behavior},
  year={1972},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={
          23-34
        }
}
Pigeons' responses in the presence of two concurrently available (initial-link) stimuli produced entry into one of two different and mutually exclusive terminal link stimuli according to identical but independent variable-interval schedules. In one experiment, a two-component chained fixed-interval schedule produced food in one terminal link while a simple fixed-interval schedule produced food in the other terminal link. When the interreinforcement intervals were equal in the two terminal links… CONTINUE READING

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