Reinforcers

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Reinforcers
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2011-12-15 20:57:52
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  1. are those where a response is reinforced only after a specified number of responses. This schedule produces a high, steady rate of responding with only a brief pause after the delivery of the reinforcer.
    Fixed-ratio schedules
  2. occur when a response is reinforced after an unpredictable number of responses. This schedule creates a high steady rate of responding. Gambling and lottery games are good examples of a reward based on a variable ratio schedule.
    Variable-ratio schedules
  3. are those where the first response is rewarded only after a specified amount of time has elapsed. This schedule causes high amounts of responding near the end of the interval, but much slower responding immediately after the delivery of the reinforcer.
    Fixed-interval schedules
  4. occur when a response is rewarded after an unpredictable amount of time has passed. This schedule produces a slow, steady rate of response.
    Variable-interval schedules

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