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Adj.1.criterional - serving as a basis for evaluation
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* intra-temporal criterional extremisation of the processes
Harlow argued that animals that established learning sets were, in effect, learning how to learn the rules that provided for efficient responding during a two-choice discrimination task, where criterional performance on one pair of stimuli led to the introduction of two new stimuli, with each pair containing a randomly determined positive discriminative stimulus (S+) and negative discriminative stimulus (S-).
Stollnitz and Schrier presented either gradual spatial distancing between discriminanda and manipulanda or immediate 7-inch separation during a discrimination task, and they found that even animals starting with 7 and 18 inches of separation reached criterion (and were almost perfect for those five criterional sessions).