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ERIC Number: EJ947321
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0738-6729
On Distinguishing Progressively Increasing Response Requirements for Reinforcement
Jarmolowicz, David P.; Lattal, Kennon A.
Behavior Analyst, v33 n1 p119-125 Spr 2010
Several different arrangements have been described for increasing the response requirements for reinforcement using the label "progressive-ratio schedule." Under the original progressive-ratio schedule, the response requirement is increased after each reinforcer. Subsequently, arrangements have been used in which the number of required responses increases following multiple reinforcers at a single response requirement or between sessions. Following an assessment of the different types of contingencies that result from such progressive response requirements and the labels used to describe them, a set of descriptive labels is suggested for these different types of progressively increasing response requirements. (Contains 1 figure and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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