3 experiments investigating 2nd-order conditioning were conducted with a total of 72 male Sprague-Dawley rats. An appetitive Pavlovian conditioning situation was employed in which the response measure was the amount of general activity. Exp I provided a well-controlled demonstration of substantial 2nd-order conditioning. In Exp II extinction of the 1st-order conditioned stimulus (CS) had no effect upon the response to the 2nd-order CS. Exp III examined the relationship of the 2nd-order conditioning paradigm to that of conditioned inhibition. Both phenomena could be observed simultaneously in the same setting. Implications for 2nd-order conditioning and related conditioning phenomena are discussed. (16 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1975|
- food unconditioned stimulus, 2nd-order conditioning, male rats
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