On the applied use of progressive-ratio schedules of reinforcement.

  title={On the applied use of progressive-ratio schedules of reinforcement.},
  author={Henry S. Roane},
  journal={Journal of applied behavior analysis},
  volume={41 2},
Examination of responding under various schedule arrangements is a core component of many analyses of operant behavior. Much of the pioneering work in applied behavior analysis was bred from laboratory research involving the exposure of nonhuman subjects to a variety of schedule arrangements. For example, Reynolds (1961) described a multiple-schedule arrangement in which one component consisted of reinforcement for not responding for a specific period of time (i.e., differential reinforcement… CONTINUE READING

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