Interpersonal contingencies: Performance differences and cost-effectiveness.

  • Daniel R Schmitt
  • Published 1987 in Journal of the experimental analysis of behavior


Three reinforcement contingencies were compared with regard to performance differences and cost-effectiveness (i.e., responses per unit reinforcer). Pairs of college students were studied under individual, cooperative, or competitive contingencies using a concurrent setting that included one of these three contingencies as one alternative and a lower paying… (More)

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@article{Schmitt1987InterpersonalCP, title={Interpersonal contingencies: Performance differences and cost-effectiveness.}, author={Daniel R Schmitt}, journal={Journal of the experimental analysis of behavior}, year={1987}, volume={48 2}, pages={221-34} }