Title

Rats Tend to Value Reinforcement More Than Information

Document Type

Poster Session

Presentation Date

Spring 5-6-2011

Conference Name

Midwestern Psychological Association

Conference Location

Chicago, IL

Abstract

Unlike what had been previously demonstrated with pigeons, rats chose stimuli that did not provide information about whether reinforcement was forthcoming each trial [and associated with a higher (50%) probability of reinforcement] over informative stimuli associated with a lower (20%) probability of reinforcement.

Disciplines

Psychology

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