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Modern Psychological Studies

Periodical Title

Modern Psychological Studies

Volume

9

Number

1 & 2

Page Numbers

pages 73-77

Department

Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Date

2003

Abstract

The inhibition or facilitation of additional learning is a subject that can be investigated with a controlled study. In recent years, there has been an increased interest in the effects of previous learning on the inhibiting or facilitation of additional learning. This study was designed to examine whether or not previous learning (continuous reinforcement in an operant chamber) affects how swiftly a rat learns how to run a maze when compared to naive (untrained) rats. A total of nine rats were used, five were previously CRF trained and the remaining four were experimentally naive. Each rat was deprived of water for 24 ± 1 hour and was tested using a Lashley III maze and water reinforcement. It is the prediction of this experiment that the previously trained rats will make fewer total errors than the inexperienced (naive) rats and will meet criterion significantly faster. Data showed that rats that were previously trained made significantly fewer total errors than

Subject

Psychology--Periodicals

Discipline

Psychology

Document Type

articles

Extent

5 leaves

Language

English

Call Number

BF1 .M63 v. 9 no. 1 & 2 2003

Rights

Under copyright.

Included in

Psychology Commons

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