Reinforcement schedules: fixed, interval, ratio, variable

Various reinforcement schedules have been shown to have different effects on the rate and retention of learning.

1). Explain the meaning of a fixed interval (FI), variable interval (VI), fixed ratio (FR), and variable ratio (VR) reinforcement schedules.

2).What are the advantages and disadvantages of each of the four types of reinforcement schedules?

3). Give a hypothetical example of a life experience when one of the four types of reinforcement schedules could be used are has been applied personally.

4). What might be or has been the possible results?

Solution Summary

Your tutorial is 479 words with everyday examples of each type of reinforce and some pros and cons.