Choice and contingency in the development of behavioral autonomy during instrumental conditioning

Yutaka Kosaki, Anthony Dickinson

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In two experiments hungry rats received extensive training to lever press for food outcomes before one outcome was devalued by aversion conditioning and responding tested in extinction. If the rats were trained on a concurrent schedule in which two responses yielded different outcomes, performance during the extinction test was reduced by devaluation of the associated outcome. By contrast, if a single response was trained concurrently with the noncontingent presentations of the other outcome, test performance was insensitive to devaluation of the contingent outcome. This finding demonstrates that training on a schedule that offers a choice between responses that yield different outcomes prevents the onset of behavioral autonomy.

元の言語English
ページ(範囲)334-342
ページ数9
ジャーナルJournal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes
36
発行部数3
DOI
出版物ステータスPublished - 2010 7 1

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology

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