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dc.contributor.advisorMcEwan, James S.A.
dc.contributor.advisorFoster, T. Mary
dc.contributor.authorLord, Sarah
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-13T22:38:40Z
dc.date.available2013-01-13T22:38:40Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationLord, S. (2012). Dog Behaviour - Effect of Delay To Reinforcement (Thesis, Master of Applied Psychology (MAppPsy)). University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10289/7039en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/7039
dc.description.abstractDogs were fed dry food as reinforcement and were required to touch a wand with their nose to get that reinforcement. In the first study, half the dogs were given immediate reinforcement, while for the remaining dogs reinforcement was delayed by two seconds. In the second study, dogs were food deprived for longer in an attempt to increase the food-motivation, and the position of the equipment was changed to increase the accuracy of detecting a correct response. The third study was a replication of the second, but was conducted outdoors. Number of reinforcers delivered and time between reinforcers was examined. All three studies demonstrated that a two second delay to reinforcement slows learning in dogs, and in some cases prevents learning altogether.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Waikato
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dc.subjectReinforcement
dc.subjectDelay
dc.titleDog Behaviour - Effect of Delay To Reinforcementen
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Waikato
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Applied Psychology (MAppPsy)
dc.date.updated2012-05-23T06:54:19Z
pubs.place-of-publicationHamilton, New Zealanden_NZ


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