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  • Hello students. Can someone please explain to me what fixed ratio is?
  • OH I KNOW! Fixed ratio is A type of partial reinforcement in operant conditioning where a set number of correct responses must be made before obtaining reinforcement*
  • what is she talking about?
  • Well that is correct, but can you give me an example that shows 'fixed ratio'?
  • Sorry, I can't.
  • I have one. For every hour I work at Mcdonalds, I receive $12.51, as I am a casual worker
  • YES THAT'S RIGHT! Well done
  • Explanation- Because the Mcdonald's employee works a minimum of 3 hours, she is payed $12.51 for each hour she works. She is payed based on how many minutes or hours she is clocked on for.
  • *definition from Kendall, Kristy. Nelson Psychology. South Melbourne, Vic.: Nelson Cengage Learning, 2011. Print.
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