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Date of Award


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Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.)



First Advisor

Martin T. Gipson


The purpose of this study is to clarify and accurately describe the interactive effects of several amounts of reward and delay on acquisition and extinction or rats in a straight runway. A factorial study involving several levels of reward and delay is presented to further describe and possibly predict what effects these independent variables have on learning curves.

The major purpose of this paper, then, is to determine the interactive effects of delay and magnitude of reward, and to present the results in a clarifying and informative manner.



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