The "social deprivation-satiation effect": An outcome of frequency or perceived contingency?

Perry D.G. and Garrow H. (1975) The "social deprivation-satiation effect": An outcome of frequency or perceived contingency?. Developmental Psychology, 11 6: 681-688. doi:10.1037/0012-1649.11.6.681

Author Perry D.G.
Garrow H.
Title The "social deprivation-satiation effect": An outcome of frequency or perceived contingency?
Journal name Developmental Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0012-1649
Publication date 1975-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1037/0012-1649.11.6.681
Open Access Status
Volume 11
Issue 6
Start page 681
End page 688
Total pages 8
Subject 3204 Developmental and Educational Psychology
3317 Demography
3319 Life-span and Life-course Studies
Abstract Evaluated the contributions of frequency and contingency of reinforcement to the deprivation-satiation phenomenon. 72 3rd and 4th graders heard the word good either twice (deprivation) or 16 (satiation) times either contingently upon some action on their part, contingently upon some action of the E's, or noncontingently (at random). This was followed by a discrimination test under continuous reinforcement with the word good. All Ss showed high performance except the group exposed to the high frequency of noncontingent reinforcement. A postexperimental interview revealed that all groups except the high-frequency noncontingent group had interpreted the E's approval words as having been contingent on their behavior during treatment. Results support E. Y. Babad's (1972) thesis that the perceived contingency of reinforcement is a more powerful determinant of its subsequent reinforcement effectiveness than is its frequency per se. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).
Keyword social reinforcement frequency & contingent vs noncontingent reinforcement, social deprivation-satiation effect using subsequent discrimination test performance under continuous reinforcement with word "good," 3rd & 4th graders
Q-Index Code C1
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