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).
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Carlton, Peter Lynn
"Response Strength as a Function of Delay of Reward and Physical Confinement,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 62(1), 438-444.
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