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    What is the "reinforcement schedule" that is found in gambling? How does that schedule affect the resistance of the behavior to "extinction"?

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    Subject: Physiology Topic: Other Level: Year 4
    What is the "reinforcement schedule" that is found in gambling?

    In the 1920s Russian physiologist Ivan Pavlov may have been the first to use the word reinforcement with respect to behavior, but (according to Dinsmoor) he used its approximate Russian cognate sparingly, and even then it referred to strengthening an already-learned but weakening response. He did not use it, as it is today, for selecting and strengthening new behavior. Pavlov's introduction of the word extinction (in Russian) approximates today's ...

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