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dc.contributor.advisorLudvigson, H. Wayne
dc.contributor.authorBatsell, William Roberten_US
dc.description.abstractPast research has shown that when rats run in a runway in anticipation of reward, if they encounter a signal of illness (i.e., a taste) they will release an odor that readily slows the approach of conspecifics. This odor has been labeled a conditioned taste aversion odor (A odor). In three experiments, the stimulus properties of A odor were examined. In Experiments 1 and 2, the unconditioned effects of A odor were negligible. Furthermore, when A odor was conditioned in compound with a taste, conditioning to each element was slightly attenuated, though not significantly. Considering the differing responses to A odor by the donors in the runway and subjects in an enclosed chamber, Experiment 3 determined that A odor received aversive conditioning during taste aversion conditioning. In addition, as a means of providing a compound conditioning control group, taste overshadowed almond odor and some of the factors that may influence compound conditioning results are discussed.
dc.format.extentx 87 leaves : illustrationsen_US
dc.format.mediumFormat: Printen_US
dc.relation.ispartofTexas Christian University dissertationen_US
dc.subject.lcshAversive stimulien_US
dc.subject.lcshConditioned responseen_US
dc.titleStimulus properties of conditioned taste aversion odoren_US
dc.typeTexten_US of Psychology
local.collegeCollege of Science and Engineering
local.academicunitDepartment of Psychology
dc.identifier.callnumberMain Stacks: AS38 .B387 (Regular Loan)
dc.identifier.callnumberSpecial Collections: AS38 .B387 (Non-Circulating) of Philosophy Christian University

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