15 terms

Schedule of Reinforcment

STUDY
PLAY
Variable Ratio
Buying state lottery tickets and winning
Fixed Ratio
A hotel maid may take a 15 minute break only after having cleaned three rooms
Variable Interval
watching and seeing shooting stars on a dark night
Fixed Interval
A teenager receives an allowance every saturday
Variable Interval
checking the front porch for a newspaper when the delivery person is extremely unpredictable
Variable Ratio
A professional baseball player gets a hit approximately every third time at bat
Fixed Interval
checking the oven to see if chocolate chip cookies are done when baking time is know
Fixed Ratio
a blueberry picker receives a dollar after filling three pints
Variable Ratio
a charitable organization makes an average of ten phone calls for every donation it receives
Fixed Interval
calling a garage mechanic to see if your car is fixed
Fixed Ratio
a students final grade improves one level for every three book reviews they submit
Fixed Ratio
For every 5 times a child cleans his room, he gets to choose a video to watch with the family
Fixed Ratio
A food dispenser drops one food pellet after a pigeon pecks at a bar 25 times.
Fixed Interval
Scheduled drug testing
Variable Interval
Random health inspections that occur twice a year.