Rethinking reinforcement: allocation, induction, and contingency.

  title={Rethinking reinforcement: allocation, induction, and contingency.},
  author={William M. Baum},
  journal={Journal of the experimental analysis of behavior},
  volume={97 1},
The concept of reinforcement is at least incomplete and almost certainly incorrect. An alternative way of organizing our understanding of behavior may be built around three concepts: allocation, induction, and correlation. Allocation is the measure of behavior and captures the centrality of choice: All behavior entails choice and consists of choice… CONTINUE READING