Reinforcement

Schedules

You receive a piece of candy every time you walk your dog.

Reinforcer: Candy

Fixed-Ratio

Variable-Ratio

Playing a slot machine until you win even if it's not immediate.

Reinforcer: winning the slot machine

Fixed-Interval

Watching your favorite TV show every night at the same time.

Reinforcer: watching your TV show

Variable-Interval

Waiting for your flowers to grow unexpectedly.

Reinforcer: seeing your flowers bloom

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