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Schedules of Reinforcement and Choice Behavior Ch. 6 March 2, 2010
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Lecture Outline z Ch 5: Learned Helplessness Effect z I. Measuring behavior: The Cumulative Recorder z II. Simple Schedules of Intermittent Reinforcement: z A. Ratio Schedules z B. Interval Schedules z C. Comparison of Ratio and Interval Schedules z D. Response - Rate Schedules of Reinforcement z III. Choice Behavior: Concurrent Schedules z A. Measures of Choice Behavior z B. The Matching Law z C. Mechanisms of the The Matching Law
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Mini-review z Ch 5 { Early Investigations of Instrumental Conditioning { Modern Approaches to the Study of Instrumental Conditioning z Discrete- Trial Procedures z Free- Operant Procedures { Instrumental Conditioning Procedures z Positive Reinforcement z Punishment z Negative Reinforcement z Omission Training
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Thorndike and The Law of Effect z Edward Lee Thorndike (1874-1949) z Thorndike's thesis showed that cats learn through a gradual process of trail and error. This trial and error leads to the "stamping in" of correct responses. z This led to much of his later work, and to the work of others, looking at the function of reward and punishment on learning
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