Upcoming Courses

go to course
User-Centred Design - Module 3
69% booked. Starts in 26 days

Journal of Experimental Psychology

No description available... Please help other visitors by providing one!


Example publications from this periodical

The following articles are from "Journal of Experimental Psychology":

 what's this?
Volume 38
Issue 2

Skinner, Burrhus F. (1948): 'Superstition' in the pigeon. In Journal of Experimental Psychology, 38 (2) pp. 168-172.

"A pigeon is brought to a stable state of hunger by reducing it to 75 percent of its weight when well fed. It is put into an experimental cage for a few minutes each day. A food hopper attached to the cage may be swung into place so that the pigeon can eat from it. A solenoid and a timing relay hold the hopper in place for five sec. at each reinforcement. If a clock is now arranged to present the food hopper at regular intervals with no reference whatsoever to the bird's behavior, operant conditioning usually takes place." The bird tends to learn whatever response it is making when the hopper appears. The response may be extinguished and reconditioned. "The experiment might be said to demonstrate a sort of superstition. The bird behaves as if there were a causal relation between its behavior and the presentation of food, although such a relation is lacking." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)

© All rights reserved Skinner and/or his/her publisher

Volume 121
Issue 3

Kelso, Scott J. A. (1993): Theoretical Concepts and Strategies for Understanding perceptual-Motor Skill: From Information Capacity in Closed Systems to Self-Organization in Open, Nonequilibrium Systems. In Journal of Experimental Psychology, 121 (3) pp. 260-261.


Join our community and advance:




Join our community!

User-contributed notes

Give us your opinion! Do you have any comments/additions
that you would like other visitors to see?

comment You (your email) say: Sep 18th, 2014
Sep 18
Add a thoughtful commentary or note to this page ! 

your homepage, facebook profile, twitter, or the like
will be spam-protected
How many?
= e.g. "6"
User ExperienceBy submitting you agree to the Site Terms

Changes to this page (periodical)

11 May 2012: Modified
26 Jan 2010: Added
14 Feb 2008: Added
14 Feb 2008: Added
11 Feb 2008: Added
08 Feb 2008: Added
08 Feb 2008: Added
08 Feb 2008: Added

Page Information

Page maintainer: The Editorial Team
How to cite/reference this page
URL: http://www.interaction-design.org/references/periodicals/journal_of_experimental_psychology.html

Upcoming Courses

go to course
User-Centred Design - Module 3
69% booked. Starts in 26 days