4.1.4 – (Properties of reinforcement, including primary and secondary reinforcement and) schedules of reinforcement.
Continuous reinforcement – a behaviour is reinforced every time it occurs
Partial reinforcement – a behaviour is reinforced sometimes, but not every time it occurs.
Schedules of partial reinforcement
|Interval||First instance of behaviour is
rewarded after a set period of
|First instance of behaviour is rewarded
after a set period of time, but the set period
changes every time.
|Ratio||Behaviour is reinforced after a
specified number of times shown.
|Behaviour is reinforced after a set number
of times, but this number of times changes