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Gambling at a slot machine is an example of which reinforcement schedule?

Kyle Mckinney

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Kyle Mckinney on January 11, 2018

When played using a slot machine, the program of reinforcement is called variable ratio schedule. In the operant conditioning process, schedules of reinforcement play a central role. When the frequency with which a behavior is reinforced, it can help to determine the speed with which a response is learned, as well as how strong the response might be. Is defined as a program of reinforcement where a response is reinforced after an unpredictable number of responses, the variable of relationship also creates a constant, high rate of response. Two of the best examples of a reward based on a variable-ration schedule are games of chance and lottery games.

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