An empirical analysis of interspersal research evidence, implications and applications of the discrete task completion hypothesis.

@article{Skinner2002AnEA,
  title={An empirical analysis of interspersal research evidence, implications and applications of the discrete task completion hypothesis.},
  author={C. Skinner},
  journal={Journal of School Psychology},
  year={2002},
  volume={40},
  pages={347-368}
}
  • C. Skinner
  • Published 2002
  • Psychology
  • Journal of School Psychology
Abstract Because assignment completion is often reinforced, researchers have posited that when students work on assignments with many discrete tasks (e.g., 20 mathematics problems), that each completed discrete task may be a conditioned reinforcer (e.g., Skinner et al., 1999). If the discrete task completion hypothesis is accurate, then relative task completion rates should influence choice behavior in the same manner as relative rates of reinforcement. In the current study, previous… Expand
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