Reinforcement Schedules

D'Ajah Williams, Logan Strocko

Variable Ratio

Ex: Whenever Harry shows up to the family cookout very year he receives and extra hotdog

Reinforcement; the extra hotdog

Fixed ratio

Ex: everytime Jimmy spells his name right in the second grade he gets an extra five minuets of recess.

Reinforcement; 5 extra minuets of recess

Fixed interval

Ex: everytime the mailman shows up on time the little old lady gives him a cup of coffee

Reinforcement; coffee

Variable interval

Ex: students learn more depending on how much extra time they spend after class

Reinforcement: knowledge

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