The reinforcement of least-frequent interresponse times.

  title={The reinforcement of least-frequent interresponse times.},
  author={Donald S. Blough},
  journal={Journal of the experimental analysis of behavior},
  volume={9 5},
  • Donald S. Blough
  • Published 1966 in Journal of the experimental analysis of behavior
A new schedule of reinforcement was used to maintain key-pecking by pigeons. The schedule reinforced only pecks terminating interresponse times which occurred least often relative to the exponential distribution of interresponse times to be expected from an ideal random generator. Two schedule parameters were varied: (1) the rate constant of the controlling exponential distribution and (2) the probability that a response would be reinforced, given that it met the interresponse-time contingency… CONTINUE READING


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