Regulation and time allocation: Comment on "Conservation in behavior"

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Comments on an article by J. Allison et al (see record 1980-27214-001). Conservation theory in either its 1- or 2-parameter form predicts a linear relation with negative slope between measures of the instrumental and contingent response. Empirical results from ratio schedule experiments conform to the linear prediction over a limited range, but results from experiments with VI schedules are not consistent with the linear model. (13 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved). © 1979 American Psychological Association.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Staddon, JE

Published Date

  • March 1, 1979

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 108 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 35 - 40

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0096-3445

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1037/0096-3445.108.1.35

Citation Source

  • Scopus