Relative persistence of behavior: a fundamental measure of relative reinforcing effects.

@article{Meisch2000RelativePO,
  title={Relative persistence of behavior: a fundamental measure of relative reinforcing effects.},
  author={R A Meisch},
  journal={Experimental and clinical psychopharmacology},
  year={2000},
  volume={8 3},
  pages={333-49}
}
  • R A Meisch
  • Published 2000 in Experimental and clinical psychopharmacology
Relative persistence of behavior is measured in terms of rates of behavior at a higher schedule value divided by rates of behavior at a lower schedule value and then multiplied by 100 to express the result as a percentage. Relative persistence of behavior is a direct function of reinforcer size over a broad range of values. In 1 study, food was the reinforcer; however, in most studies of persistence, drug reinforcers were used, and the drugs were taken orally or intravenously. A variety of… CONTINUE READING