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Unformatted text preview: March 7, 2008 [ P s y c h o lo g y ] Variable Interval Variable Interval Schedule – Reinforcement occurs unpredictably; the interval varies. Relatively low response rates, but they are steady because the nonhuman animal or person cannot predict when reward will come. In a class with pop quizzes, you study at a slow but steady rate because you can’t anticipate the next quiz. Shaping – Reinforcement delivered for successive approximations of the desired response. Positive Punishment – Adding a stimulus that weakens a response and makes it less likely to recur. Negative Punishment – Taking away a stimulus that weakens a response and makes it less likely to recur. Positive Punishment (Adds stimulus and weakens the behavior) Negative Punishment (Takes stimulus away and weakens the behavior) You must run 4 extra laps in your gym class because you were late...
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course PSYCH 1301 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at TAMU Intl..
- Spring '08