INCOME MAXIMIZING IN CONCURRENT INTERVAL‐RATIO SCHEDULES

Takayuki Sakagami, Steven R. Hursh, Joyce Christensen, Alan Silberberg

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Abstract

Three mice chose between concurrent variable‐ratio variable‐interval schedules to produce a warm air stream while they were housed in a cold chamber. Across conditions, the duration of the warm air stream was varied between 10 and 80 s and was equal for both schedules. Preference for the VI schedule covaried with reinforcer duration as predicted by maximizing accounts of choice. 1989 Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-46
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior
Volume52
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1989

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Keywords

  • bar press
  • concurrent variable‐ratio variable‐interval schedules
  • economics
  • heat reinforcer
  • maximizing
  • mice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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