Schedules of Reinforcement

Schedules of Reinforcement - Variable Interval Schedule...

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Schedules of Reinforcement Plans for determining which responses will be reinforced Continuous Reinforcement: A reinforcer follows every correct response Partial Reinforcement: Reinforcers do NOT follow every response Partial Reinforcement Effect: Responses acquired with partial reinforcement are very resistant to extinction Schedules of Partial Reinforcement Fixed Ratio Schedule (FR): A set number of correct responses must be made to obtain a reinforcer Variable Ratio Schedule (VR): Varied number of correct responses must be made to get a reinforcer Schedules of Partial Reinforcement Continued Fixed Interval Schedule (FI): The first correct response made after a certain amount of time has elapsed is reinforced
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Unformatted text preview: Variable Interval Schedule (VI): Reinforcement is given for the first correct response made after a varied amount of time Stimulus Control Stimulus Control Effect: Stimuli that consistently precede a rewarded response tend to influence when and where the response will occur Two Aspects of Stimulus Control: Operant Stimulus Generalization: Tendency to respond to stimuli similar to those that preceded operant reinforcement Two Aspects of Stimulus Control: 2. Operant Stimulus Discrimination: Occurs when one learns to differentiate between antecedent stimuli that signal either a reward or a nonreward Discriminative Stimuli: Stimuli that precede reinforced and nonreinforced responses...
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