Smeets & Barnes, 1995

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Smeets, P. M., & Barnes, D. (1995). Emergent simple discrimination via transfer from differentially reinforced S+ stimuli: A further test of the stimulus-response interaction model. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 48B(4), 329-345.

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RFT: Empirical
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form contiguity with colors & differential reinforcement, form discrimination, 11.5-12.2 yr olds

The authors (researchers at the Leiden U, Behaviour Analysis Unit, Netherlands) examined emergent form discrimination through contiguity of forms with colors associated with different magnitudes of reinforcement, in 3 experiments. Results show that Ss acquired new discriminations under non-reinforced conditions through contiguity with differentially reinforced stimulus element stimuli. Findings support the stimulus-response interaction model for specifying transfer.