The effects of reinforcement and strategy training on impulsive responding.

P. M. Cole, D. G. Hartley

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Impulsive second-grade children received strategy training or strategy training combined with primary or secondary reinforcement. All training groups showed significantly longer response latencies and significantly fewer errors on the Matching Familiar Figures test immediately following training. The reinforcement groups had significantly longer latencies than the training-only group, and there was some indication that primary reinforcement was more effective than secondary reinforcement in producing response delay. The 3 training groups did not differ significantly on error scores.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)381-384
Number of pages4
JournalChild development
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1978

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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