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Producing or Observing Response-Outcome Contingencies in a Two Response Alternative Task

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Paul Eelen ,

Department of Psychology University of Leuven Tiensestraat 102 3000 Leuven, BE
About Paul

Aangestelde navorsers N.F.W.O.

Both authors would like to acknowledge their appreciation to Joseph R. Nuttin. Requests for reprints should be sent to P. Eelen. Department of Psychology, University of Leuven, b-3000 Leuven, Belgium.

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Gery d’Ydewalle

Department of Psychology University of Leuven Tiensestraat 102 3000 Leuven, BE
About Gery

Aangestelde navorsers N.F.W.O.

Both authors would like to acknowledge their appreciation to Joseph R. Nuttin. Requests for reprints should be sent to P. Eelen. Department of Psychology, University of Leuven, b-3000 Leuven, Belgium.

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Abstract

Repetition of “Right” and “Wrong” responses was measured as a function of whether the subjects performed (i.e., responding overtly and being provided with outcome “Right” or “Wrong”) or observed (i.e., either watching a performer or listening to information given by the experimenter) on a preceding trial. Response repetition on Trial 2 by performers is a function of the recall of previously given responses and their outcomes. When the outcome is forgotten, repeating previous responses depends on the proportion of “Right” responses on Trial 1. On the other hand, observers’ performance depends upon the recall of correct responses; when there is no recall of correct responses, random responding occurs. Experiencing outcomes following subject's own responses appears to be the crucial factor.
How to Cite: Eelen, P. and d’Ydewalle, G., 1976. Producing or Observing Response-Outcome Contingencies in a Two Response Alternative Task. Psychologica Belgica, 16(1), pp.61–71. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/pb.583
Published on 01 Jan 1976.
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