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Operant Conditioning - Schedules of Reinforcement

Write fixed interval (FI), fixed ratio (FR), variable interval (VI) or variable ratio (VR) for each example.

1.Paid 10 dollars for every 20 puzzles solved
2.Studying for a class that has surprise quizzes
3.Slot machines are based on this schedule
4.Trolling for fish in a lake in the summer
5.Speed traps on highways
6.Selling a product door to door
7.Getting the clothes out of the dryer once it buzzes
8.Going up a staircase to reach a landing with a nice view
9.Doing 20 pushups to help stay fit
10.Playing Bingo
11.Getting a paycheck at the end of 2 weeks
12.Random drug testing
13.A strike in bowling
14.Calling your mechanic to see if your car is fixed yet
15.Frequent flyer program where one gets a free flight after a specific
number of miles flown
16.Child screams and cries in store to get what he wants, every so often
it works
17.Child who likes to hear theme music from Jeopardy every night at 7PM
18.Trying to find a parking spot in Metropolis with a meter that works
19.Wife is watching boxing match with husband- she receives a kiss at
the end of every 3-minute round
20.Waiting for a sunny day to go to the beach
21.Surfer waiting for the perfect wave to ride in
22.Looking under rocks for worms

I am studying for my exam and need helps with these type of application questions. Thanks!

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This solution provides the best responses to schedule of reinforcement common life exmaples in terms of fixed interval (FI), fixed ratio (FR), variable interval (VI) or variable ratio (VR).