DE By N., Sam M.S. - 1 A task for non-human animals that need to learn that food will be rewarded on different sides of the cage after each test. Also called delayed response alteration. DE: "Delayed conditioning or delayed alternation task requires a test animal to find food on alternating sides of his cage." Related Psychology Terms DELAYED REACTION DOMINANCE RELATIONSHIP REINFORCEMENT (Reward and Punishment) RORSCHACH TEST THORNDIKE, EDWARD LEE (1874- 1949) INHIBITION HUNGER DRIVE LASHLEY, KARL SPENCER (1890- 1958) ACHIEVEMENT TESTS ANIMAL BEHAVIOR Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "DE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/delayed-conditioning-delayed-alternation-task/ (accessed August 17, 2022).