Term of Award
Master of Arts
Document Type and Release Option
Thesis (restricted to Georgia Southern)
Department of Psychology
Paul R. Kleinginna, Jr.
Committee Member 1
J. Peter Kincaid
Committee Member 2
Three Icing snakes were differentially reinforced on a lighted and an unlighted key for water reinforcement. All snakes were first reinforced for pressing either key, then only the non-preferred key was reinforced. For all three subjects, percentages on a once preferred key gradually decreased, with corresponding increases on a reinforced key. Moulting slightly reduced response rates, body weight, and water consumption; however, no re-training after moulting was necessary. Response clusters, latencies, and inter-response times were quite uniform for all snakes.
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Seamens, Joe Olin, "Differential Reinforcement of Key Responses in the King Snake (Lampropeltus getulus getulus)" (1977). Legacy ETDs. 646.