Learning in the intact cockroach (Periplaneta americana) when placed in a punishment situation

John F. Disterhoft*

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Abstract

Examined whether 40 intact cockroaches, Periplaneta americana, in a yoked-control punishment paradigm exhibit escape or avoidance learning, or both. Evidence for avoidance learning was unequivocal. Escape learning was not found. Asymptotic avoidance learning was found by 1.5 min. of training. The advantages of defining learning by experimental-control differences developing during training are discussed. (15 ref.) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology
Volume79
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 1972

Keywords

  • avoidance &
  • escape learning, yoked-control punishment paradigm, cockroach

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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