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Acta Comportamentalia

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DIAZ, Felipe  and  BRUNER, Carlos A.. Common variables to experimental analysis of behavior and motivation. Acta comport. [online]. 2014, vol.22, n.2, pp. 121-133. ISSN 0188-8145.

Integrate established knowledge is an enterprise that have need of merge discoveries from areas that in appearance are different each other. The purpose of this research was to probe that exist comparable evidence in experimental analysis of behavior and the motivation. The strategy for this demonstration consisted in conceptualize a multiple schedule of reinforcement with two components, extinction and reinforcement. This schedule was operative 24 hours a day according to a factorial design which included three durations of extinction component, 45, 180 and 720 minutes mixed with three durations of reinforcement component, 2.5, 10 and 40 minutes. It was found that response rate, latency during reinforcement and temporal distribution of response varied according to the predictions of multiple schedule of reinforcement and are comparable to the motivation findings. These facts contribute to the generality of the variables manipulated in this study and suggest that the strategy used in this research was effective.

Keywords : Experimental analysis; motivation; integration; multiple schedule; rats.

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