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Behavior is determined by its consequences. Behavior is determined by the consequences of previous behavior.
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The empirical law of effect Responses followed by a satisfying state of affairs will be more likely to occur again. Responses followed by an annoying state of affairs will be less likely to occur again.
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The theoretical law of effect When a modifiable connection between a situation and a response is made, and is accompanied by a satisfying state of affairs, that connection’s strength is increased. When made and followed by an annoying state of affairs, its strength is decreased.
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Instrumental and operant conditioning
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Instrumental conditioning Alley maze T-maze
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Operant chamber or Skinner Box
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Cumulative response curves
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Timing is everything
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Unformatted text preview: Schedules of reinforcement Ratio schedule based on the number of responses Interval schedule based on an interval of time Fixed no variation in reinforcement schedule Variable some variation in reinforcement schedule FR10 fixed ratio for every 10 th response VR10 variable ratio for every 10 th response (on average) FI10 Fixed interval for responding within a 10 minute interval VI10 Variable interval for responding within a 10 minute interval (on average) Your friend We had such a great time . .. ...and then he acts like he couldnt care less sometimes hes just so sweet, but other times hes just such a jerk . Why dont you dump him? Because when its good, its really good....
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