Schedules of Reinforcement

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Schedules of Reinforcement
Fixed-Interval Schedule (FI):
reinforcement
a schedule of reinforcement in which a specific interval of time must elapse before a response will yield
Variable-Interval Schedule (VI):
reinforcement
Fixed-Ratio Schedule (FR):
a schedule of reinforcement in which a variable amount of time must elapse before a response will yield
a schedule of reinforcement in which reinforcement occurs only after a fixed number of responses have been
performed.
Variable-Ratio Schedule (VR):
a schedule of reinforcement in which reinforcement is delivered after a variable number of responses have been
performed
1. ______ slot machines are based on this schedule
2. ______ studying for a class that has surprise quizzes
3. ______ a salesclerk at a bakery waiting for the next customer to arrive
4. ______ quizzes every Friday
5. ______ a dolphin is given a fish after it jumps through a hoop six times
6. ______ selling cookies door to door
7. ______ a “buy 10, get 1 free” offer
8. ______ playing Bingo
9. ______ getting a paycheck at the end of two weeks
10. ______ random drug testing
11. ______ a strike in bowling
12. ______ for every ten words spelled correctly a child gets a star by his name on the bulletin board
13. ______ waiting for an important text
14. ______ gaining an extra life for every 100 coins you gather
15. ______ waiting for a sunny day to go to the beach
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