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    A Comparison of “Direct” Versus “Derived” Extinction of Avoidance Responding

    Roche, Bryan and Kanter, Jonathan W. and Brown, Keri R. and Dymond, Simon and Fogarty, Ciara C. (2008) A Comparison of “Direct” Versus “Derived” Extinction of Avoidance Responding. The Psychological record, 58 (3). pp. 443-463. ISSN 0033-2933

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    To establish a series of derived relations between arbitrary stimuli, 20 subjects were exposed to nonarbitrary and arbitrary relational training and testing procedures. Subjects were then exposed to an avoidance conditioning procedure in which one member from each relation was established as a discriminative stimulus for avoidance and nonavoidance, respectively. Subjects who showed conditioned avoidance and nonavoidance also showed derived avoidance and nonawidance to other relation members. All subjects were then exposed to one of two extinction procedures, in which the original discriminative stimuli or other class members were employed, respectively. The majority of subjects exposed to both procedures also demonstrated spontaneous derived extinction of avoidance responding. These findings may have several important treatment implications.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Roche, B.T., Kanter, J.W., Brown, K.R. et al. Psychol Rec (2008) 58: 443.
    Keywords: avoidance and nonavoidance; derived relations; arbitrary stimuli; extinction; avoidance responding;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 10650
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    Depositing User: Dr. Bryan Roche
    Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2019 16:33
    Journal or Publication Title: The Psychological record
    Publisher: Springer Verlag
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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