The present study has been formulated to test Hull's assumption of differential formation of habit strength of the initial S-R components of response chains of different length. A factorial design with two lengths of alley and 1\Hl times of food deprivation was employed. From the assumptions of 1) differential drive based upon food privation, 2) differential habit based upon alley length, and 3) the multiplicative relationship between drive level and habit strength, a larger difference between the response strengths for long and short chains would he predicted for the high drive groups than for the low drive groups. Incidental to the main purpose of the experiment, the alley lengths were reversed at the end of training and subsequently a prefeeding trial was introduced.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Fredenburg, Norma C.
"Response Strength as a Function of Alley Length and Time of Deprivation,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science: Vol. 63:
, Article 59.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/pias/vol63/iss1/59