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Unformatted text preview: causing a behavior to be maintained more consistently. (e) Fixed Ratio Schedule A schedule whereby reinforcement is given only after a certain number of responses is made. Example: payment by piecework. ( f) Variable Ratio Schedule A schedule whereby reinforcement occurs after a varying number of responses rather than after a fixed number. Example: slot machine. (g) Combined Schedule (h) DRO Differential reinforcement of zero response rate. (omission training) (hh) Sometimes DRO is read to mean differential reinforcement of "other"--that is, any behavior other than one that we want to get rid of. So if Johnny is engaging in physical violence toward other children, any other response might be reinforced. (i) DRL Differential reinforcement of a low rate of responding level. (fixed interval schedule) (j) DRH Differential reinforcement of high rate of responding. The basic principle if a person is only doing something occasionally....
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2011 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.
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