Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Decluttering the archives

I decided to finally put my undergraduate project in the recycling bin as I no longer have any need of it.
It was quite a long time ago... over 20 years now and the building we worked in has been demolished. I remember the outside toilets on Park Street with the spiders.
"Contingency shaped and rule governed behaviour: an investigation using disguise of a response contingency".

Abstract: "The role of awareness and rules in human operant motor conditioning was investigated. Subjects played a simple computer game for points. Masking instructions were given and a masked reinforcement contingency was in operation. The reinforceble response was either the instructed response, and here rule governed behaviour was produced, or movement in a swivel chair, of which the subject remained unaware. This behaviour was contingency governed. A post experimental questionaire was given to assess subjects' awareness of the masked contingency.Results were ambiguous for most of the 15 subjects used, but contribute to the debate on whether behaviour which is only governed by contingencies can occur in adult humans."

Letting things go, one file of paper at a time.
I'm going to take it out to the recycling bin NOW!

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