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Psychology

Western Michigan University

Theses/Dissertations

1971

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The Effect Of The Intersession Interval Upon Avoidance Responding In A Free Operant Two Lever Escape-Avoidance Procedure, John Michael Mccarthy Dec 1971

The Effect Of The Intersession Interval Upon Avoidance Responding In A Free Operant Two Lever Escape-Avoidance Procedure, John Michael Mccarthy

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Imitative Behavior In Japanese Quail, Frank Joseph Unger Dec 1971

Imitative Behavior In Japanese Quail, Frank Joseph Unger

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Learning-Set Acquisition In Pigeons, Stephen A. Daniel Dec 1971

Learning-Set Acquisition In Pigeons, Stephen A. Daniel

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


A Test As A Delayed Contingency For Acquiring Elementary Textual Behavior In A Classroom Setting For Trainable Retardates, Eugene A. Kaprowy Dec 1971

A Test As A Delayed Contingency For Acquiring Elementary Textual Behavior In A Classroom Setting For Trainable Retardates, Eugene A. Kaprowy

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


The Effects Of Diagonal Band Of Broca Lesions Upon Pain-Elicited Fighting And Water Intake, David A. Nolley Dec 1971

The Effects Of Diagonal Band Of Broca Lesions Upon Pain-Elicited Fighting And Water Intake, David A. Nolley

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Managerial Success And Personality Traits Of Self-Actualization, Louis H. Ballenger Dec 1971

Managerial Success And Personality Traits Of Self-Actualization, Louis H. Ballenger

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Schedule-Induced Polydipsia And Operant Licking: Effects Of Chlorpromazine, Methamphetamine And Secobarbital, Paul Tobin Maginnis Dec 1971

Schedule-Induced Polydipsia And Operant Licking: Effects Of Chlorpromazine, Methamphetamine And Secobarbital, Paul Tobin Maginnis

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


A Comparative Analysis Of Training Methods Used For The Development Of Clerical Checking Skills, Tyrone Daniels Aug 1971

A Comparative Analysis Of Training Methods Used For The Development Of Clerical Checking Skills, Tyrone Daniels

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Effects Of Concentric And Eccentric Biting And Biceps Muscle Contraction On Absolute Auditory Threshold, Roland A. Sauer Aug 1971

Effects Of Concentric And Eccentric Biting And Biceps Muscle Contraction On Absolute Auditory Threshold, Roland A. Sauer

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Wavelength Matching In The Pigeon, Robert W. Griffin Aug 1971

Wavelength Matching In The Pigeon, Robert W. Griffin

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


The Effects Of Several Chemical Agents On Short Term Memory, Michael J. Bedecs Aug 1971

The Effects Of Several Chemical Agents On Short Term Memory, Michael J. Bedecs

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


The Acquisition Of A Complex Concept In Pigeons, James W. Siddall Aug 1971

The Acquisition Of A Complex Concept In Pigeons, James W. Siddall

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Galvanic Skin Response As A Function Of Evaluative Message Content, Mode Of Transmission, And Personality Traits, Richard W. Robinson Aug 1971

Galvanic Skin Response As A Function Of Evaluative Message Content, Mode Of Transmission, And Personality Traits, Richard W. Robinson

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


A New Method For Studying Variables Controlling Television Viewing, Diana Reda Aug 1971

A New Method For Studying Variables Controlling Television Viewing, Diana Reda

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


The Effect Of Daily Quizzes On Hour Examination Performance In A Junior Level Psychology Course, Rose Marie Hesse Aug 1971

The Effect Of Daily Quizzes On Hour Examination Performance In A Junior Level Psychology Course, Rose Marie Hesse

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


The Effects Of Step Size, Mode Of Response And Student Ability On Programmed Learning, Thomas Mackie Aug 1971

The Effects Of Step Size, Mode Of Response And Student Ability On Programmed Learning, Thomas Mackie

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


A Survey Of Psychological Services Available To Two-Year Community College Students, Alice Hildrebrandt North Aug 1971

A Survey Of Psychological Services Available To Two-Year Community College Students, Alice Hildrebrandt North

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Auditory Evoked Potentials: Relationship To Stimulus Intensity And Effects Of Noise Exposure, Judith Lyn Buelke Aug 1971

Auditory Evoked Potentials: Relationship To Stimulus Intensity And Effects Of Noise Exposure, Judith Lyn Buelke

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Daily Quizzes With Review And Rededial Quizzes And Examination Performance, Mary Collamer Hubbard Aug 1971

Daily Quizzes With Review And Rededial Quizzes And Examination Performance, Mary Collamer Hubbard

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


The Prediction Of Job Success In A Plastics Company, Gerald Allen Poole Aug 1971

The Prediction Of Job Success In A Plastics Company, Gerald Allen Poole

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


The Quantifiable Effects Of Different Photographic Stimuli On Apparent Visual Movement, David L. Novak Aug 1971

The Quantifiable Effects Of Different Photographic Stimuli On Apparent Visual Movement, David L. Novak

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Positive Conditioned Supperssion: A Replication And Extension, Julia C. Curtin Aug 1971

Positive Conditioned Supperssion: A Replication And Extension, Julia C. Curtin

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Conditioned Punishment Of Self-Injurious Behavior, George Hunt Apr 1971

Conditioned Punishment Of Self-Injurious Behavior, George Hunt

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Avoidance And Escape Responses In A Free Operant Avoidance Procedure As A Function Of Avoidance-Shock Intervals, Kathleen M. Krumhus Apr 1971

Avoidance And Escape Responses In A Free Operant Avoidance Procedure As A Function Of Avoidance-Shock Intervals, Kathleen M. Krumhus

Master's Theses

Rats were trained on an unsignalled shock procedure, using a two lever apparatus. Responses on one lever postponed the onset of electric shock for a specified time period, the Avoidance-Shock interval. A response on the second lever terminated shock and delayed the onset of the next shock eight seconds, the Escape-Shock interval. Shock was continuous until the subject depressed the second lever. Changes in response rate on both levers were recorded as a function of manipulations of the duration of the Avoidance-Shock interval.

If responses on both bars are summed, data obtained are comparable with findings obtained from the manipulation ...


Short Term Retention Of A Positioning Movement Under Three Levels Of Interfering Task Conditions, Mark E. Conklin Apr 1971

Short Term Retention Of A Positioning Movement Under Three Levels Of Interfering Task Conditions, Mark E. Conklin

Master's Theses

This study is concerned with the short term memory of a simple arm-hand motor response. The response is studied under three task conditions: (1) visual kinesthetic interference (’2 ) kinesthetic interference and (3 ) a rest condition generating no sensory interference. Five movement amplitudes (2, 6 , 12, 18 and 24 cm) and four intervals (0, 20, 40 and 60 seconds) are compared in this study. A total of thirty-six right-handed subjects were used; twelve subjects were tested under each of the three task conditions.

The findings do not support an interference theory of forgetting which has been theorized to exist in short ...


The Development Of Behavioral Contrast In Human Subjects, Joel Steven Ray Apr 1971

The Development Of Behavioral Contrast In Human Subjects, Joel Steven Ray

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Stimulus Control And The Effects Of Stimulus Change On Aggression In Children, Marilyn S. Arnett Apr 1971

Stimulus Control And The Effects Of Stimulus Change On Aggression In Children, Marilyn S. Arnett

Master's Theses

Five children has the opportunity at programmed intervals to shock a rat during daily 10 min sessions. An aggression response was defined as producing rat shock and reinforcement was not made contingent on any response within the experimental chamber. Response increment occurred for all subjects upon introduction of a visual cue which signaled shock period onset. A discrimination between shock and no-shock periods developed for all subjects and response increment occurred for all subjects due to a change in the manipulanda. Two subjects who initially preferred shocking the rat, also produced visual feedback when available, although average shock rate was ...


Strength Of Conditioned Reinforcement In Chain Schedules: The Effect Of Altering Minimum Time To Reinforcement, Robert P. Ludlow Apr 1971

Strength Of Conditioned Reinforcement In Chain Schedules: The Effect Of Altering Minimum Time To Reinforcement, Robert P. Ludlow

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


A Comparison Of Three Measures Of Stimulation Seeking, John L. Kasten Apr 1971

A Comparison Of Three Measures Of Stimulation Seeking, John L. Kasten

Master's Theses

An attempt was made to determine the comparability and construct validity of three instruments: the Sensation Seeking Scale (Zuckermsn, Kolin, Price & Zoob, 1964); the Change Seeker Index (Garlington & Shimota, 1964); and the Similes Preference Inventory (Pearson & Maddi, 1966). These instruments, and a measure of drug use which was constructed by the investigator, were administered to 52 college students and 23 high school students. Product-moment correlations were calculated among these instruments and between each instrument and age, sex, marital status and amount of education. Several sets of partial correlations were, also calculated.

A substantial correlation was found between the scores on the Sensation Seeking Scale ...


The Effects Of Chlorpromazine On Escape And Avoidance Behavior, Susan E. Bohlmann Lapato Apr 1971

The Effects Of Chlorpromazine On Escape And Avoidance Behavior, Susan E. Bohlmann Lapato

Master's Theses

The present study was designed to investigate the effectiveness of a two lever escape avoidance paradigm as a potential drug evaluation procedure. In this procedure responses on one lever postponed the onset of shock for a fixed period of time while responses on the other lever were effective only in terminating shock. This procedure effectively separates the escape and avoidance behaviors of a single organism and should provide a sensitive baseline upon which to measure the specific effects of drugs upon these two behaviors. The specific and differential effects of three dose levels of chlorpromazine upon escape and avoidance behaviors ...