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What is the effect of different schedules on intermittent reinforcement?

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Intermittent reinforcement is used to maintain acquired behaviors. There are several schedules for reinforcement, and they all have a different affect on the behavior.

Fixed Ratio (FR) Reinforcement reinforces the behavior after every X number of times. There is a high response rate here, but the responses become irregular as involved individuals begin to recognize...

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