Temporal context, preference, and resistance to change.

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dc.contributor.author Podlesnik, Christopher en
dc.contributor.author Jimenez-Gomez, C en
dc.contributor.author Thrailkill, EA en
dc.contributor.author Shahan, TA en
dc.coverage.spatial United States en
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-20T01:17:22Z en
dc.date.issued 2011-09 en
dc.identifier.citation Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior 96(2):191-213 Sep 2011 en
dc.identifier.issn 0022-5002 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/10218 en
dc.description.abstract According to behavioral momentum theory, preference and relative resistance to change in concurrent-chains schedules are correlated and reflect the relative conditioned value of discriminative stimuli. In the present study, we explore the generality of this relation by manipulating the temporal context within a concurrent-chains procedure through changes in the duration of the initial links. Consistent with previous findings, preference for a richer terminal link was less extreme with longer initial links across three experiments with pigeons. In Experiment 1, relative resistance to change and preference were related inversely when responding was disrupted with response-independent food presentations during initial links, replicating a previous finding with rats. However, more food was presented with longer initial links, confounding the disrupter and initial-link duration. In Experiment 2, presession feeding was used instead and eliminated the negative relation between relative resistance to change and preference, but relative resistance to change was not sensitive to relative terminal-link reinforcement rates. In Experiment 3, with more extreme relative terminal-link reinforcement rates, increasing initial-link duration similarly decreased preference and relative resistance to change for the richer terminal link. Thus, when conditions of disruption are equal and assessed under the appropriate reinforcement conditions, changes in temporal context impact relative resistance to change and preference similarly. en
dc.language eng en
dc.publisher society for the experimental analysis of behavior en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior en
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dc.title Temporal context, preference, and resistance to change. en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1901/jeab.2011.96-191 en
pubs.issue 2 en
pubs.begin-page 191 en
pubs.volume 96 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: society for the experimental analysis of behavior en
dc.identifier.pmid 21909164 en
pubs.end-page 213 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 225020 en
dc.identifier.eissn 1938-3711 en
dc.identifier.pii 2011-0001 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2011-12-20 en
pubs.dimensions-id 21909164 en


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