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Preference for multiple versus mixed schedules of reinforcement

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dc.contributor.author Skelton, Alexander
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-12T21:20:46Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-10-30T20:52:11Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-12T21:20:46Z
dc.date.available 2022-10-30T20:52:11Z
dc.date.copyright 1982
dc.date.issued 1982
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/26176
dc.description.abstract In a concurrent-chains procedure, Pigeons' responses in identical concurrent variable interval schedules (choice phase) produced either mixed or multiple schedules of food reinforcement. Non-independent variable interval schedules in the choice phase (initial links) ensured equal probabilities of multiple versus mixed schedule production in the terminal links. In the mixed schedule the same stimulus was correlated with different fixed interval schedules (FIx, FIy), whereas in the multiple schedule the FIx and FIy schedules were associated with different discriminative stimuli. Both relative and average reinforcement rates in the multiple and mixed schedules were varied to test Fantino's (1977) hypothesis, that the presence of stimuli correlated short interreinforcement intervals has a disproportionate influence on choice. Preference for multiple versus mixed schedules measured by changes in the ratio of initial-link responses, was not found to vary systematically with either the reinforcement ratio (FIx/FIy) or average reinforcement rate (FIx + FIy) in the multiple or mixed schedules. en_NZ
dc.format pdf en_NZ
dc.language en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.title Preference for multiple versus mixed schedules of reinforcement en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Awarded Research Masters Thesis en_NZ
thesis.degree.discipline Psychology en_NZ
thesis.degree.grantor Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
thesis.degree.level Masters en_NZ

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