Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Mongolian gerbils (Meriones unguiculatus) were used in an investigation of superstitious responding under conditions of negative reinforcement. A 5.000 Hz tone at high intensity was first established as an aversive stimulus for gerbils. The tone was then presented non-contingently to six Ss in an environment conducive to the production and measurement of superstitious responding. One S was observed to perform superstitious escape behavior after three sessions.
Copyright 1974 Kent A. Pierce
Pierce, Kent A., "Superstitious Responding in Mongolian Gerbils Maintained by the Non-Contingent Presentation of a Negative Reinforcer" (1974). Master's Theses. 1528.