Flashcards in common reinforcement schedules Deck (20):

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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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