Variable Ratio Schedules: Examples & Definition

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Variable ratio schedules of reinforcement are an important aspect of ____ conditioning

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1. In the context of operant conditioning, variable refers to ____.

2. In the context of operant conditioning, ratio refers to ___.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Take this quiz/worksheet combination to assess your knowledge about variable ratio schedules of reinforcement. Practice questions also ask you to identify examples of variable ratio schedules of reinforcement.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take this quiz to assess your ability to:

  • Explain the difference between variable ratio schedules of reinforcement and other schedules of reinforcement
  • Identify an example of a variable ratio schedule of reinforcement
  • Define variable
  • Define ratio
  • Identify the psychological principle behind variable ratio schedules of reinforcement

Skills Practiced

This assessment will test the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept variable ratio
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about behavior change in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define variable and ratio
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about variable ratio schedule of reinforcement

Additional Learning

Review the lesson Variable Ratio Schedules: Examples & Definition to learn more about this subject. Topics in this lesson include:

  • Defining variable ratio schedules of reinforcement
  • Identifying everyday examples of variable ratios schedule of reinforcement
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