Learning to control the environment in infancy.

  • Finkelstein N
  • Tamey C
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34 infants aged 41/2-10 mo participated in 3 experiments designed to examine the effects of response-contingent stimulation on subsequent performance in different learning tasks. Free operant and discriminative operant responding techniques were used to examine the proposition that experience with responsive stimulation would enhance an S's subsequent learning performance. Results provide support for the central thesis. The mechanisms by which the transfer effects were obtained are discussed, and an explanation concerning changes in attentional behavior is offered. (24 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)

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  • *Attention
  • *Concept Formation
  • *Operant Conditioning
  • *Perceptual Stimulation
  • *Transfer (Learning)

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  • Neal W Finkelstein

  • Craig T Tamey

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