Secondary and generalized reinforcement in human learning

Frederick H. Kanfer, Joseph D. Matarazzo

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Abstract

54 female Ss first learned a paired adjective list and were given poker chips for correct responses. All Ss then learned a 2nd task, a nonsense syllable list, to the same criterion. 1 group exchanged tokens for 1 of 3 types of reward between Tasks 1 and 2 (generalized reinforcement), a 2nd group received only 1 type of reward (secondary reinforcement), and a 3rd could not exchange the tokens. Generalized reinforcement is somewhat more effective than secondary reinforcement in human verbal learning. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)400-404
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Experimental Psychology
Volume58
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 1959

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Keywords

  • LEARNING & MEMORY
  • REINFORCEMENT/POSITIVE, GENERALIZED, VS. SECONDARY REINFORCEMENT
  • REINFORCEMENT/SECONDARY, VS. GENERALIZED REINFORCEMENT
  • VERBATIM LEARNING, REINFORCEMENT IN, SECONDARY VS. GENERALIZED

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  • Medicine(all)

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