The study was conducted at Cornell University's Behaviour Farm Laboratory.
VARIETY OF BEHAVIOURS AND FREQUENCY OF RESPONDING DURING AVOIDANCE CONDITIONING
Article first published online: 13 APR 2011
1965 The British Psychological Society
British Journal of Psychology
Volume 56, Issue 2-3, pages 285–288, August 1965
How to Cite
LYMAN, B. (1965), VARIETY OF BEHAVIOURS AND FREQUENCY OF RESPONDING DURING AVOIDANCE CONDITIONING. British Journal of Psychology, 56: 285–288. doi: 10.1111/j.2044-8295.1965.tb00966.x
- Issue published online: 13 APR 2011
- Article first published online: 13 APR 2011
- Manuscript received 30 December 1964
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Ten female goats were trained in avoidance flexion of the right forelimb. The subjects' qualitative and quantitative activity was recorded. When the first and last tenths of training were compared, there were significant increases in the overall frequency of responding during periods of conditional stimulus impingement and in the overall variety of behaviours, omitting flexion and emotional behaviours, during inter-trial intervals. There were significant decreases in the variety of emotional behaviours during both signal periods and intervals, in the frequency of flexion responses during intervals, and in the frequency of emotional responses during signal periods. The data do not support the assertion that late in avoidance training the organism is quiescent and is mechanically emitting only the conditioned responses to the conditional stimulus.