Resistance of temporally controlled behavior to change [electronic resource] /
Resistance of Temporally Controlled Behavior to Change
To extend research on the relation between temporal control and resistance to change, the
temporal location of response-independent food was examined in a modified peak-interval
procedure (PIP) with pigeons. Sequences of the PIP consisted of 2, 3, 4 or 5 FI 30-s trials
followed by a 90-s peak trial, each separated by a 90-s blackout. In different conditions,
response-independent food was delivered within the first, last, or a randomly selected FI trial of
each sequence. Overall, quarter-life values, peak times, and peak rates showed the highest
decrease in temporal control relative to baseline when disruption occurred in the last FI trial.
Delay of disruption gradients, constructed from each of these measures, were similar in form and
function to delay of reinforcement gradients.
School:West Virginia University
School Location:USA - West Virginia
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:change psychology resistance psychoanalysis
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