Behavioral competition: a mechanism for schedule interactions.


Journal Article

Rats pressing a lever for food reinforcement showed large positive-contrast effects when provided with the opportunity for a competing wheel-running response. Positive and negative behavioral contrast may reflect reallocation of competing interim and terminal responses between schedule components following changes in the reinforcement conditions in one component.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hinson, JM; Staddon, JE

Published Date

  • October 1978

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 202 / 4366

Start / End Page

  • 432 - 434

PubMed ID

  • 705334

Pubmed Central ID

  • 705334

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1095-9203

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0036-8075

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1126/science.705334


  • eng