A complex reinforcement procedure in which the participant is permitted to choose which of several simple reinforcement schedules will be in effect. Once a choice has been made, the rejected alternatives become unavailable for some time.
A complex reinforcement procedure in which the participant can choose any one of two or more simple reinforcement schedules that are available simultaneously. Concurrent schedules allow for the measurement of choice between simple schedule alternatives.
A schedule of reinforcement in which every occurrence of the instrumental response produces the reinforcer. Abbreviated CRF.
A graphical representation of how a response is repeated over time, with the passage of time represented by the horizontal distance (or x axis), and the total or cumulative number of responses that have occurred up to a particular point in time represented by the vertical distance (y axis).
A reinforcement schedule in which a response is reinforced only if it occurs before a specified amount of time has elapsed following the preceding response.
differential reinforcement of high rate. Abbreviated DRH.
A reinforcement schedule in which a response is reinforced only if it occurs after a specified amount of time has elapsed following the preceding response.
differential reinforcement of low rate. Abbreviated DRI