Unsignalled delay of reinforcement in variable-interval schedules.

@article{Sizemore1978UnsignalledDO,
  title={Unsignalled delay of reinforcement in variable-interval schedules.},
  author={O J Sizemore and Kennon A Lattal},
  journal={Journal of the experimental analysis of behavior},
  year={1978},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={169-75}
}
Three pigeons responded on several tandem variable-interval fixed-time schedules in which the value of the fixed-time component was varied to assess the effects of different unsignalled delays of reinforcement. Actual (obtained) delays between the last key peck in an interval and reinforcement were consistently shorter than the nominal (programmed) delay. When nominal delays were relatively short, response rates were higher during the delay condition than during the corresponding nondelay… CONTINUE READING

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