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dc.contributor.authorNeshausen, Leanneen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2008-09-11T14:37:57Z
dc.date.available2009-02-13T11:46:21Z
dc.date.issued2008en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationNeshausen, L. (2008). Behavioural variation in extended and alternating extinction (Thesis, Master of Social Sciences (MSocSc)). The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10289/2228en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/2228
dc.description.abstractHens were trained to peck a square stimulus on a touch-sensitive screen under an FR5 reinforcement schedule for a maximum of 30 reinforcers (taking approximately 10 minutes). Then hens experienced extinction sessions of 40 minutes duration. For a total of six conditions, reinforcement and extinction conditions were alternated. Each condition consisted of between approximately 7 and 10 sessions. Results show that structures developed during conditioning remain in extinction, at least for the duration of previous reinforcement sessions. After approximately 10 minutes, behaviour becomes more variable. There was also an absence of any 'extinction burst'. Extended extinction conditions, and alternating extinction conditions with reinforcement conditions had little effect on the variability of behaviour, but did influence the rate of responding. Responding persisted a little longer before gradually declining across sessions in the first extinction condition. In extinction conditions 2 and 3 responding tended to occur more as 'peaks'; short periods of increased responding with periods of non-responding between peaks.en_NZ
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dc.publisherThe University of Waikatoen_NZ
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dc.subjectExtinctionen_NZ
dc.subjectbehavioural variabilityen_NZ
dc.titleBehavioural variation in extended and alternating extinctionen_NZ
dc.typeThesisen_NZ
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Waikatoen_NZ
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Social Sciences (MSocSc)en_NZ
uow.date.accession2008-09-11T14:37:57Zen_NZ
uow.date.available2009-02-13T11:46:21Zen_NZ
uow.identifier.adthttp://adt.waikato.ac.nz/public/adt-uow20080911.143757en_NZ
uow.date.migrated2009-06-09T23:31:51Zen_NZ
pubs.place-of-publicationHamilton, New Zealanden_NZ


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