The effect of 23-hour food deprivation on the average running speed of rats.

Parreño, Ernand M. and Rapiñan, Joel M. and Velasco, Jeffrey Richen P. (1995) The effect of 23-hour food deprivation on the average running speed of rats. Undergraduate thesis, De la Salle University-Dasmarinas.

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This study aims to determine the significant difference in the food intake and average running speed of the participants (rats) between the pre-experimental training (with food for 24 hour a day) and experimental conditioning (with food for 1 hour a day) periods. It also aims to determine if rats, treated with 23-hour food deprivation, developed any type of compulsive behavior. Using an experimental type of research, the following hypotheses were made: 1. There is no significant difference in the food intake of the participants in the pre-experimental training and experimental conditioning periods. 2. there is no significant difference in the average running speed of the participants in the pre-experimental training and experimental conditioning periods. 3. Rats is no significant difference in the average running speed of the participants in the pre-experimental training and experimental conditioning periods. A weighing scale in grams and a running wheel with speedometer were used to other the data from the participants from January 10-19 1995. Data collected were tallied, tabulated, and treated using the T-test to determine the significant difference in the food intake and average running speed of the participants between the pre-experimental training and experimental conditioning periods. The findings of the study reveal that there is no significant difference in the food intake of the participants between the pre-experimental training and experimental conditioning periods. However, there is a significant difference in tbe average running speed of the participants between the pre-experimental training and experimental conditioning periods. The findings of the study also reveal that rats, treated with 23-hour food deprivation, developed a compulsive behavior which was manifested with their repeated increased average running speed. Recommendation: To the Behaviorist The experimenters recommend that they use this study as an abnormal behavior model for compulsive behavior observed in humans. To the Faculty of the Department of Psychology, De La Salle University-Aguinaldo The experimenters recommend that they use this study as an abnormal behavior model and to explore further the filed of animal research. To The Students of Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, De La Salle University-Aguinaldo. The experimenters recommend that they use this study as reference in exploring the field of animal research. Furthermore, they could improve this study by adding more participants and setting up a closed laboratory

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: PSY 065 1995
Keywords: Subjects: Food consumption; Animal feeding; Running speed.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Depositing User: Ms. Bibiana Alcantara
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2015 02:43
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2015 02:43
URI: http://thesis.dlsud.edu.ph/id/eprint/1094

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