Today we will learn about the 4 schedules of reinforcement
Hey , if you get all A's on your report card I will get you your favorite candy
Reinforcement is delivered after completion of a number of responses and this remains constant. For example a parent telling there kid they can get candy if the get all A's and the kid gets used to it.
A response is reinforced after an unpredictable number of responses. For example fishinging there is an unpredictable number of fish being caught.
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That is the 4 schedules of reinforcement.
Fixed Interval is a schedule of reinforcement where the first response is rewarded only after a specific amount of time has elapsed. Example recieving a paycheck every two weeks.
Variable Interval is a schedule of reinforcement where a response is rewarded after an unpredictable amount of time has passed. For example people cheking their email it is random.