Self reinforcement as a function of baseline score and level of training

Easterbrook, Pamela (1972) Self reinforcement as a function of baseline score and level of training. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of baseline self reinforcement scores and level of training on post training self reinforcement scores. Subjects were classified into low, medium and high self reinforcer groups during a baseline self reinforcement measuring period. Then, subjects were assigned to treatment groups in which they received either 40%, 60% or 80% training on a four choice, discrimination learning task. Following this phase, post training scores were taken in a self reinforcement testing period. -- Results of the study showed that training served to increase self reinforcement scores over baseline self reinforcement scores, but only if training exceeded the original baseline self reinforcement score. Correct and incorrect applications of self reinforcement responses to actual task responses were also under examination, and it was found that the three baseline self reinforcer groups differed in discriminative self reinforcement behavior following training procedures.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/7114
Item ID: 7114
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 33-34.
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Psychology
Science, Faculty of > Psychology
Date: 1972
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Reinforcement (Psychology)

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