partial reinforcement


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partial reinforcement

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(Psychology) psychol the process of randomly rewarding an organism for making a response on only some of the occasions it makes it
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However, Tomash and Reed (2015) found the opposite results with regard to the impact of partial reinforcement using a skin conductance response procedure.
The vertical offset KEX association with partial reinforcement and the KEX thrust element as the last "brick" below the ceiling leads to a ductile brick masonry, which meets the requirements for earthquake resistance.
Investigators enrolled 56 patients who had had a response to a priming phase of 4 weeks of nightly zolpidem (Ambien) 10 mg and assigned them to three maintenance strategies: nightly dosing, intermittent dosing (whereby the drug was taken 3-5 nights per week of the patient's choice), and partial reinforcement dosing (whereby a capsule was taken every night, but half were placebos).
Context-outcome associations underlie context-switch effects after partial reinforcement in human predictive learning
Frustrative nonreward in partial reinforcement and discrimination learning.
Also, the partial reinforcement effect (the tendency for organisms to persist in a behavior longer when they are not reinforced for every desired behavior) can be modeled by providing continuous reinforcement to one dog for sitting and providing another dog with a treat after sitting on command three consecutive times (a fixed-ratio or FR-3 schedule) and then stopping reinforcement altogether.
In an associative learning preparation, the participants were given partial reinforcement (PRF) with two different cues.
The objective of this work is laying a carpet after reprofiling and partial reinforcement.
The anxiolytic properties of ethanol are further explored here in two different situations: repeated downshifts (Experiment 1) and partial reinforcement (Experiment 2).
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