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The attenuation of the renewal effect via the forgetting of contextual attributes
Steinman, Christopher T.

2011, BA, Kent State University, College of Arts and Sciences / Department of Psychology.
Sixty-nine Sprague-Dawley strain rats were used to experimentally investigate the hypothesis that the renewal effect (ABA design) could be attenuated via time-mediated forgetting of contextual attributes in a Pavlovian fear-conditioning paradigm. One or fourteen days after fear-training in one context, subjects received an extinction exposure in either the same or a shifted context. Although the results indicate that differences in context and interval play some role in the effectiveness of extinction, low levels of expressed extinction across all conditions prevented empirical analysis of how the forgetting of contextual attributes may interact with the renewal effect. Dependent measure validity, methodological issues, and theoretical considerations are discussed.
David Riccio, PhD (Advisor)
Robin Joynes, PhD (Committee Member)
Manfred van Dulmen, PhD (Committee Member)
Chris Was, PhD (Committee Member)
49 p.

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