3.26.07 - Learning and Motivation FACTORS THAT EFFECT I/O DELAY OF Rf Reward not US Timing reward is presented affects Rate of learning Level of

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Learning and Motivation (3/26/07) FACTORS THAT EFFECT I/O DELAY OF Rf Reward not US Timing reward is presented affects: Rate of learning Level of performance after level of association learned Contiguity Close in time and space Behavior and stimulus consequence Best way to train animal is to provide immediate reward for behavior Terret and Ware 1961 Experiment on kids with simple puzzle Group 1 Immediate reinforcement Group 2 7 second delay in reinforcement Gave them a new puzzle Group 1 could solve the puzzle quickly and efficiently in 7 trials Group 2 took 17 trials MAGNATUDE OF Rf Size or quality of reward Effects rate of learning and level of performance Guttman 1953 Rats and sugar water Lever press for drink of water Variables of 4, 8, 16 or 32% sugar Big increase for 32% but difference for others aren’t very dramatic PAST EXPERIANCES (or expectations) Behave more for a better reward than received in the past
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course PSY 0405 taught by Professor Kristinaswanenburg during the Spring '08 term at Pittsburgh.

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3.26.07 - Learning and Motivation FACTORS THAT EFFECT I/O DELAY OF Rf Reward not US Timing reward is presented affects Rate of learning Level of

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