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Type of Resource: text

Genre: Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Date Created: 1968

Date Issued: 1968

Publisher: Florida Atlantic University

Physical Form: pdf

Extent: 70 p.

Language(s): English

Abstract/Description: The viewing behavior of three adult male squirrelmonkeys (Saimiri soiureus) to several visual incentiveswas studied by a paired-comparison testing technique. The total number of times and total duration of timethat Ss viewed each incentive, at each window of a two-windowcubicle, were recorrlerl automatically. The totalduration of time Ss spent in visual exploration was relativelystable over days, averaging 40 per cent of thetotal testing time. Ss spent more time (p< .01) viewinganother monkey than a toy snake or an empty plexiglasscage. Differences in time spent viewing thelatter two incentives were not significant. Habituationto visual incentives (i.e., decrement in mean drrationper response) was demonstrated over successivehalf-hour intervals within days (p < .01), but not oversuccessive days. Differences in rate of habituation betweenvisual incentives were not significant. Differencesin rate of extinction following acquisition oneach visual incentive were not significant.

Identifier: FA00000767 (IID)

Note(s): Includes bibliography.Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1968.

Held by: Florida Atlantic University Digital Library

Sublocation: Boca Raton, Fla.

Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fau/fd/FA00000767

Restrictions on Access: All rights reserved by the source institution

Owner Institution: FAU



Autor: Gammon, William D., author Michels, Kenneth Dr., Thesis advisor Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, Degree grantor

Fuente: http://fau.digital.flvc.org/islandora/object/fau%3A34367



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