Unification of models for choice between delayed reinforcers.

  title={Unification of models for choice between delayed reinforcers.},
  author={Peter R Killeen and Edmund Fantino},
  journal={Journal of the experimental analysis of behavior},
  volume={53 1},
Two models for choice between delayed reinforcers, Fantino's delay-reduction theory and Killeen's incentive theory, are reviewed. Incentive theory is amended to incorporate the effects of arousal on alternate types of behavior that might block the reinforcement of the target behavior. This amended version is shown to differ from the delay-reduction theory in a term that is an exponential in incentive theory and a difference in delay-reduction theory. A power series approximation to the… CONTINUE READING

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