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what is an example of continuous reinforcement

every single response is reinforced

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what is the pattern and rate of response for continuous reinforcement

low but steady

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example of human behaviour for continuous reinforcement

receiving a tip from every customer

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an example of fixed interval

a reinforcement given at fixed intervals provided the response occurs at least once during that time

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pattern and rate of response for fixed interval

speeds up as reinforcement becomes available, a pause after each reinforcement, overall response rate fairly slow

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resistance to extinction for continuous reinforcement

very low - quickest way to bring about extinction

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resistance to extinction for fixed interval

fairly low- extinction is quite quick

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example of behaviour for fixed interval

giving yourself a 15 min break for every hour of studying

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example for variable interval

a reinforcement is given on average 30 seconds but varies from trial to trial so the interval on any one occasion is unpredictable

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pattern and rate of response for variable interval

response rate is very stable over long periods of time, still some tendency to increase response rate as time elapses since last reinforcement

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resistance to extinction for variable interval

very high- extinction is slow and gradual

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example of human behaviour for variable interval

many self-employed people receive payment irregularly

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example of fixed ratio

a reinforcement is given for a fixed number of responses however long this may take

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pattern of rate and response for fixed ratio

theres a pronounced pause after each reinforcement and then a very high rate of response leading up to the next reinforcement

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resistance to extinction for fixed ratio

same as fixed interval - fairly low- extinction is quite quick

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example of human behaviour for fixed ratio

commission (extra money for so many goods made or sales completed)

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example for variable ratio

a reinforcement is given on average every 10 responses but the number varies from trial to trial so number of responses required on any one occasion is unpredictable

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pattern and rate of response for variable ratio

very high response rate and very steady

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resistance to extinction for variable ratio

very high- most resistant of all the schedules

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example of human behaviour for variable ratio

gambling