# psych 2010-605 chapter 5b (Operant Conditioning) learning curve

By _____ a behavior, it increases the chances that it will occur again
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Since she has oversight responsibility for the servicing and repair of her company's fleet of cars, Rhonda frequently calls the garage mechanic to inquire whether service on various cars has been completed. Service completion times are unpredictable, so she is likely to be reinforced with positive responses to her inquiries on a _____ schedule.
Janet is trying to teach her three-year-old how to dress himself. First she has him put on his pants by himself, and she gives him some M&Ms. The next day she has him put on his pants and his shirt, and she gives him some M&Ms. By the end of the week her son is dressing himself completely. Janet is making use of the principle of: