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ERIC Number: EJ548371
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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ISSN: ISSN-0022-0973
Applying Herrnstein's Matching Law To Influence Students' Choice To Complete Difficult Academic Tasks.
Skinner, Christopher H.; And Others
Journal of Experimental Education, v65 n1 p5-17 Fall 1996
Studies applying the matching law of R. Herrnstein (1961) to college students' choice (n=55 and 31) to complete difficult problems suggest that interspersing problems requiring less time to complete into an assignment may increase rates of reinforcement that can alter students' choice behavior and improve their perceptions of assignments. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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