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All responses were eligible for reinforcement, regardless of whether they accomplished the game's objective; for example, in the shooting games reinforcers could follow either hits or misses.
Peter (2014) subsequently replicated these findings with children who engaged in problem behavior maintained by social positive reinforcers.
For example, Egel (1980) reported, in a study done with autistic children, that applying a variety of primary reinforcers leads to a larger number of responses in comparison with constant reinforcement.
After you deliver the treat, lavishly reward her with tiny bits of reinforcers (yummy food), one after another (rather than in a single handful) for a minimum of 15 to 30 seconds, combined with lots of verbal praise.
If students did not reach for either the symbol or reinforcer within 5 s, the CP used an auditory (e.
Points to keep in mind are: to make sure the reinforcer is strong, to make sure the interval is the correct amount of time, and to make sure the reinforcer is offered when the desired behavior is occurring (Newman & Reinecke, 2007).
Accordingly, in a multiple schedule with two VI components, one VI component delivering reinforcers of relatively low hedonic value (a drop of 5 % liquid--sucrose solution) and the other VI component delivering reinforcers of relatively high hedonic value (food-pellets), it would be expected that behavior maintained by the weaker reinforcer (i.
The first involved interventions that progressively increased the delay to a larger reinforcer (Dixon & Holcomb, 2000).
This suggests that the surveys were no better than chance in predicting reinforcers.
By placing the monitors displaying the secondary reinforcers on opposing ends of the testing area, this forced the subject to select a direct path of orientation and maintain that position.
The use of peers has often been employed in conditioning new reinforcers for getting children to try new foods (Greer, McCorkle, & Sales, 1998; Greer & Sales, 1997) and inducing swallowing (Greer, Dorow, Williams, McCorkle, & Asnes, 1991).