Continuous Reinforcement: Definition & Examples


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In continuous reinforcement, when is a behavior is reinforced?

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1. Continuous reinforcement is part of a method of learning known as which one of the following?

2. You are trying to teach your dog to roll over, but you only give him a treat every third time he rolls over. You want to reinforce the behavior every time, but you end up only reinforcing it every few times. This is known as which one of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo helps you review the behavior known as continuous reinforcement. Practice problems assess your understanding of examples of this type of behavior and its drawbacks.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet give you the chance to gauge your understanding of:

  • Operant behaviors
  • Definition of continuous reinforcement
  • Behaviors that are reinforced
  • Drawbacks of continuous reinforcement

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the drawbacks of continuous reinforcement
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on continuous reinforcement
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about operant behaviors in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more about continuous reinforcement, check out the interactive lesson called Continuous Reinforcement: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the goal of continuous reinforcement
  • Identify the cons of continuous reinforcement
  • Determine what operant conditioning uses
  • Define partial reinforcement
  • Learn what a reinforcement schedule refers to