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Lecture 16

PSY 3010 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Action Figure, Reinforcement


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSY 3010
Professor
dr.Watson
Lecture
16

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schedules of reinforcement part one
After every third question is answered correctly, reinforcement is delivered. Which schedule of
reinforcement is this
Fr 3 (fixed ratio)
Reinforcement provided following the first response after i set of length of time is
Fixed interval (fi)
Complex, or compound, schedules of reinforcement include
Sequences of simple schedules
The probability that a behavior will be reinforced
Is determined according to a schedule of reinforcement
Responding under which schedule of reinforcement is characterized by a post reinforcement
pause and an increasing rate at the end of the interval approaches
Fixed interval (fi)
Basic schedules of reinforcement include
Variable ratio
Complex schedules of reinforcement include
Sequences of simple schedules, dro, and simultaneous schedules
Responding under which schedule of reinforcement is characterized by high, steady rate, with a
post reinforcement pause
Fixed ratio (fr)
Responding under which schedule of reinforcement is characterized by a constant, stable rate,
without a post reinforcement pause
Variable interval
Crf is best for increasing or stabilizing behavior,
But int is best for maintaining behavior change
Responding under which schedule of reinforcement is characterized by high, steady rate of
responding without a post reinforcement pause
Variable ratio
A schedule in which reinforcement varies around a specific average number of responses is a
Variable ratio
A schedule in which reinforcement is delivered after a set number of responses is a
Fixed ratio
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