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dc.contributor.authorDoolan, Kathleenen
dc.contributor.authorBizo, Lewisen
dc.contributor.authorMcEwan, Jamesen
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-24T14:26:00Z
dc.date.issued2012en
dc.identifier.citationNew Zealand Association for Behaviour Analysis 9th Annual Conference Programme, p. 11-11en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/21072en
dc.description.abstractPrevious research shows that reinforcement of variable responding will facilitate sequence learning in rats (Neuringer, Deiss & Olson, 2000) but may interfere with sequence learning in humans (Maes & van der Goot, 2006). The present study aimed to replicate and extend previous research by assessing the role of behavioural variability in the learning of difficult target sequences across 3 species: humans (n = 60), hens (n = 18) and possums (n = 6). Participants were randomly allocated to one of three experimental conditions (Control, Variable, Any). In the Control conditions sequences were only reinforced if they were the target sequence, in the Variability conditions sequences were concurrently reinforced on a Variable Interval 60-s schedule if the just entered sequence met a variability criterion, and in the Any condition sequences were concurrently reinforced on a Variable Interval 60-s schedule for any sequence entered. The results support previous findings with animals and humans; hens and possums were more likely to learn the target sequence in the Variability condition, and human participants were more likely to learn the target sequence in the Control condition. Possible explanations for differences between the performance of humans and animals on this task will be discussed.en
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dc.publisherNew Zealand Association for Behaviour Analysis (NZABA)en
dc.relation.ispartofNew Zealand Association for Behaviour Analysis 9th Annual Conference Programmeen
dc.titleReinforced variability and sequence learning in hens, possums and humansen
dc.typeConference Publicationen
dc.relation.conference9th Annual Conference of the New Zealand Association for Behaviour Analysis, Wellington, New Zealand, 1st - 2nd September, 2012en
dc.subject.keywordsPsychologyen
dc.subject.keywordsSensory Processes, Perception and Performanceen
dc.subject.keywordsCognitive Sciencesen
local.contributor.firstnameKathleenen
local.contributor.firstnameLewisen
local.contributor.firstnameJamesen
local.subject.for2008170299 Cognitive Sciences not elsewhere classifieden
local.subject.for2008170199 Psychology not elsewhere classifieden
local.subject.for2008170112 Sensory Processes, Perception and Performanceen
local.subject.seo2008970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciencesen
local.profile.schoolSchool of Psychology and Behavioural Scienceen
local.profile.emaillbizo@une.edu.auen
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local.record.placeauen
local.record.institutionUniversity of New Englanden
local.identifier.epublicationsrecordune-20170330-162516en
local.publisher.placeAuckland, New Zealanden
local.format.startpage11en
local.format.endpage11en
local.contributor.lastnameDoolanen
local.contributor.lastnameBizoen
local.contributor.lastnameMcEwanen
dc.identifier.staffune-id:lbizoen
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local.identifier.unepublicationidune:21265en
dc.identifier.academiclevelAcademicen
local.title.maintitleReinforced variability and sequence learning in hens, possums and humansen
local.output.categorydescriptionE3 Extract of Scholarly Conference Publicationen
local.relation.urlhttps://nzaba.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/complete-programme-nzaba2012.pdfen
local.conference.details9th Annual Conference of the New Zealand Association for Behaviour Analysis, Wellington, New Zealand, 1st - 2nd September, 2012en
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local.search.authorDoolan, Kathleenen
local.search.authorBizo, Lewisen
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