Running Speed in the Long Path of a Single Choice Maze as a Function of Frustration in the Short Path

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The purpose of the present study was to further investigate the effects of frustration on the reward value of a goal object. Under the assumption that animals will learn to take the shortest path to a goal and that the reward value of an object will increase as effort increases, the following hypothesis was proposed: If rats are frustrated in the short path of a single choice maze (experimental group) then the experimental group's running time for the long path will be less than that of a control group not frustrated in the short path.

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Harris, Dickie A. May 1968.

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The purpose of the present study was to further investigate the effects of frustration on the reward value of a goal object. Under the assumption that animals will learn to take the shortest path to a goal and that the reward value of an object will increase as effort increases, the following hypothesis was proposed: If rats are frustrated in the short path of a single choice maze (experimental group) then the experimental group's running time for the long path will be less than that of a control group not frustrated in the short path.

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Harris, Dickie A. Running Speed in the Long Path of a Single Choice Maze as a Function of Frustration in the Short Path, thesis, May 1968; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130944/: accessed November 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .