The effects of satiation after first- and second-order appetitive conditioning in rats

Peter C Holland

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Rats received first- and second-order conditioning based on a food unconditional stimulus (US). The effects of postconditioning satiation on the performance of detailed behavioral components of general activity evoked by first- and second-order conditional stimuli (CSs) were then assessed in extinction tests. Satiation reduced the frequency of all components of general activity evoked by first-order CSs but had little or no effects on behaviors evoked by second-order CSs. These results are consistent with earlier suggestions that first-but not second-order conditional responding is mediated by a representation of the US and that a major effect of satiation is to devalue that representation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)18-24
Number of pages7
JournalIntegrative Physiological and Behavioral Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1981
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Medicine(all)

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