Conditioned reinforcement and response strength.

@article{Shahan2010ConditionedRA,
  title={Conditioned reinforcement and response strength.},
  author={Timothy A. Shahan},
  journal={Journal of the experimental analysis of behavior},
  year={2010},
  volume={93 2},
  pages={269-89}
}
Stimuli associated with primary reinforcers appear themselves to acquire the capacity to strengthen behavior. This paper reviews research on the strengthening effects of conditioned reinforcers within the context of contemporary quantitative choice theories and behavioral momentum theory. Based partially on the finding that variations in parameters of conditioned reinforcement appear not to affect response strength as measured by resistance to change, long-standing assertions that conditioned… CONTINUE READING

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