Operant Conditioning-Schedules of Reinforcement

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Every Saturday night, George's grandpa takes him to see a movie, as long as he finished all of his chores each night that week.
fixed Ratio
Harry gets a penny each time he gets an A on a homework assignment or test. After he gets fifteen pennies, his mom takes him out to dinner wherever he wants to go.
fixed Ratio
Sometimes, if Germane does the dishes without being asked, his mom lets him stay up late.
Variable Ratio
Lynley highlights the day on the calendar each time she works out. After the fifth highlighted day, she lets herself have an ice cream sundae.
fixed Ratio
Kendrick gets a spanking every time he disobeys.
fixed Ratio
Every day at 3 pm, the movie theater plays a free short film for currently enrolled students.
fixed interval
Derrick's piano teacher slaps his hands with a ruler if he shows up to his weekly lesson without being able to play his assigned piece.
fixed Ratio
Desiree rewards herself with a spa day every couple of months if she keeps her grade point average above a 3.0.
Variable Ratio
About once every week, if she eats all of her dinners, Lizzie gets a cake for dessert.
Variable Ratio
paid 10 dollars for every 20 puzzles solved.
fixed Ratio
studying for a class that has surprise quizzes.
Variable Ratio
slot machines are based on this schedule.
Variable Ratio
trolling for fish in a lake in the summer (fish by trailing a baited line along behind a boat).
Variable interval// Ratio
selling products door to door.
Variable Ratio
getting clothes out of the washing machine once it buzzes.
fixed interval
going up a staircase to reach a landing with a nice view.
fixed Ratio
doing 20 pushups to help stay fit.
fixed Ratio
Your dog runs into the kitchen whenever he hears the electric can opener. He does this even if it is not his canned dog food being opened.
Classical
Your dog learns to fetch a stick by being given a dog biscuit every time he brings the stick back to you.
Operant
You and other students have learned to move on to your next class at the sound of the school bell.
Operant
A happy couple continues to associate a certain popular song with their memorable first date. They refer to it as "our song."
Classical
A child learns to clean up his bedroom each week. He is given an allowance if he does it properly.
Operant
A rat learns to press a lever in a Skinner box for food pellets.
Operant
A child is punished for stealing a candy bar from a grocery store. He does not steal again.
Operant
An infant, two week old, softly cries when wet or hungry. The caregiver ignores these signals. Only loud crying is rewarded by service. By age six months, the baby howls furiously at every need or discomfort.
Operant
You usually turn on the light in the fish tank before feeding your tropical fish. Now they come to the top of their tank to be fed whenever the light is turned on.
Classical
A student is suspended for 10 days for fighting in school.
Operant