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Type: Thesis
Title: The facilitation of exploratory behaviour and other behavioural changes by the presentation of novel objects to rats (Rattus norvegicus), chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and caracals (Felis caracal) / Carla Litchfield.
Author: Litchfield, Carla Anita
Issue Date: 2000
School/Discipline: Dept. of Psychology
Abstract: Reports on 2 experiments which investigated exploratory & other behaviour in the laboratory rat during fixed-interval, variable-interval, variable-ration and differential reinforcement of low rates schedules of reinforcement (& subsequent extinction.) A third experiment investigated exploratory & other behaviours in an open-field Skinner box during a fixed-interval schedule, with a concurrently available water source. The final experiments were conducted on a qualitative analysis basis at Adelaide Zoo. A number of novel objects were presented to a group of six chimpanzees, and a different set of objects presented to a pair of caracals, in an attempt to facilitate exploratory behaviour and reduce abberant behaviours.
Dissertation Note: Thesis (Ph.D.)--Adelaide University, Dept. of Psychology, 2001
Subject: Curiosity.
Rattus norvegicus.
Chimpanzees Behavior.
Felis caracal.
Description: Includes bibliographical references (leaves 873-896).
xxxvi, 896 leaves : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm.
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