The quantal nature of controlling stimulus-response relations as measured in tests of stimulus generalization.

@article{Bickel1985TheQN,
  title={The quantal nature of controlling stimulus-response relations as measured in tests of stimulus generalization.},
  author={Warren K. Bickel and B C Etzel},
  journal={Journal of the experimental analysis of behavior},
  year={1985},
  volume={44 2},
  pages={245-70}
}
This paper is a selective review of research that addresses the validity of two interpretations of stimulus generalization. One interpretation, referred to as the descriptive stimulus-control interpretation, proposes that during stimulus generalization a continuous relation exists between stimulus and response dimensions. The other interpretation, referred to as the quantal interpretation, proposes that a stimulus-response relation functions as a unit that may or may not occur. From the latter… CONTINUE READING