Transition to a steady state of repeated acquisition
Pigeons obtained food reinforcement via a four-response chain that require pecking different keys in the presence of different colors. The sequence of correct key positions changed from session to session. Errors gradually decreased across sessions until a constant minimum range of variability in error levels was reached (steady state). Other characteristics of the transition and steady state of repeated acquisition (e.g., within-session rate of error reduction) were described. © 1971, Psychonomic Journals, Inc.. All rights reserved.
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Thompson, D. (1971). Transition to a steady state of repeated acquisition. Psychonomic Science, 24 (5), 236-238. https://doi.org/10.3758/BF03331808