Unformatted text preview: potential errors or extensions become apparent. This type of research tests the implications of theories to confirm or reject them. This is classic deductive "normal" science. Using the object in the lake from the first chapter as an example -- this would be deducing "if it is an steam shovel under there, then we should find a long row of high spots coming out of one end." You then test that prediction by probing around trying to find a boom. If response strength approaches asymptotic response strength on each reinforced trial, then presenting a compound stimulus of asymptotically conditioned stimuli should result in a response decrement on subsequent tests with isolated stimuli. (This is a counter intuitive prediction based on Rescorla-Wagner which is true.)...
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- Fall '09
- Psychology, idea log. Draw, asymptotically conditioned stimuli, seemingly similar procedures, counter intuitive prediction, asymptotic response strength