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Document Type

Research

Abstract

A number of recent investigations have been concerned with the study of the effect of varying the length of delay of reward and of shifting this delay period on level of performance in instrumental conditioning (1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11) . In general, these studies have found level of performance at the asymptote to be some inverse function of the time of delay and that the length of delay that will still provide for learning appears to be a function of the effectiveness of secondary reinforcement in the situation (1, 6, 7, 10).

Publication Date

1955

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

62

Issue

1

First Page

438

Last Page

444

Copyright

© Copyright 1955 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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