Concurrent schedules: How responses per reinforcer affects estimates of sensitivity to reinforcement.

Show simple item record Davison, Michael
dc.coverage.spatial United States 2022-06-29T23:55:26Z 2022-06-29T23:55:26Z 2021-07
dc.identifier.citation (2021). Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 116(1), 114-123.
dc.identifier.issn 0022-5002
dc.description.abstract Conventionally, when choice is measured under concurrent schedules, all responses are included. However, the class of all responses consists of 2 sub-classes which are discriminable by their properties: Reinforced responses always equal obtained reinforcers, while unreinforced responses are free to vary. As a result, the inclusion of reinforced responses in choice measures results in sensitivity values in generalized matching that are biased toward larger values, and this bias becomes extreme in some combinations of overall response and reinforcer rates. Different ways of varying concurrent-schedule values also affect estimated sensitivity and the linearity between choice based on all responses and reinforcer ratios. To avoid spurious results and comparisons, and as a matter of good practice, generalized-matching fits and measures should be done using only unreinforced responses.
dc.format.medium Print-Electronic
dc.language eng
dc.publisher Wiley
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of the experimental analysis of behavior
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dc.subject Animals
dc.subject Columbidae
dc.subject Reinforcement Schedule
dc.subject Choice Behavior
dc.subject Reinforcement, Psychology
dc.subject generalized matching
dc.subject linear regression
dc.subject response bias
dc.subject response class
dc.subject sensitivity to reinforcement
dc.subject Social Sciences
dc.subject Science & Technology
dc.subject Life Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subject Psychology, Biological
dc.subject Behavioral Sciences
dc.subject Psychology, Experimental
dc.subject Psychology
dc.subject CHOICE
dc.subject PERFORMANCE
dc.subject ENVIRONMENT
dc.subject 1701 Psychology
dc.subject 1702 Cognitive Sciences
dc.title Concurrent schedules: How responses per reinforcer affects estimates of sensitivity to reinforcement.
dc.type Journal Article
dc.identifier.doi 10.1002/jeab.694
pubs.issue 1
pubs.begin-page 114
pubs.volume 116 2022-05-29T23:04:53Z
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
dc.identifier.pmid 33997983 (pubmed)
pubs.end-page 123
pubs.publication-status Published
dc.rights.accessrights en
pubs.subtype Journal Article
pubs.elements-id 853984 Science Psychology
dc.identifier.eissn 1938-3711
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2022-05-30 2021-05-17

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