Master's Theses

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Date of Award

Summer 1974

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Psychology

Advisor

Robert Slonaker

Abstract

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.

Rights

Copyright 1974 Kent A. Pierce

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