Stimulus value : Its effect on human binary prediction

dc.contributor.advisorFrankmann, Raymond W.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberStimmel, David Theron
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSheer, Daniel E.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberJohnson, Dale L.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMcCorquodale, Marjorie K.
dc.creatorBisett, Billie Marie Riquelmy
dc.date.accessioned2022-06-28T15:50:48Z
dc.date.available2022-06-28T15:50:48Z
dc.date.copyright1968
dc.date.issued1968
dc.description.abstractThe experiment was designed to investigate the effect of assigning unequal values to stimulus events in a binary prediction situation. An underlying assumption in studies of two-choice probability learning has been that the stimulus events, in and of themselves, have no effect so long as they are easily dlscrlminable. Three levels of stimulus value (High, Low, Equal), in two payoff conditions (Payoff, No Payoff) were tested at probability levels .67-.33 and .50-.50. The data indicated that stimulus value had a significant effect. However, the predicted direction of this effect was not confirmed. In the equal probability condition, there were no significant differences as a function of either stimulus value or payoff; predictions of high frequency stimuli were affected by stimulus values.
dc.description.departmentPsychology, Department of
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dc.identifier.other11954943
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10657/10003
dc.language.isoen
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dc.subjectChoice (Psychology)
dc.subjectConditioned response
dc.titleStimulus value : Its effect on human binary prediction
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dc.type.genreThesis
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thesis.degree.departmentPsychology, Department of
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychology
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Houston
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy

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