Unformatted text preview: came looking for him to go out for dinner. Homer did not want to leave. He was down $25 but felt his luck was changing. Reluctantly Homer left with Marge for dinner and insisted on returning to the casino following dinner. He decided to try his luck at the $10 table and grew excited when the first card he received was an ace. a. What does Homer find so reinforcing about playing black jack? Variable ratio reinforcement schedules produce stronger repetition of behavior without reinforcement. b. What schedule of reinforcement was responsible for Homer’s high level of black jack playing? Variable ratio c. What might cause Homer to stop playing black jack? The closing of the casino. d. What does the partial reinforcement extinction effect predict about Homer’s likelihood to stop playing black jack? The intermittent winnings will keep him playing through long strings of losses....
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- Spring '07
- black jack, partial reinforcement extinction, reinforcement extinction effect