Matching and maximizing in concurrent schedules

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Abstract

Suggests that J. Staddon and S. Motheral's (see record 1979-22914-001) mathematical model of responding in concurrent VI-VI schedules ignores the fact that there are 2 simultaneously available schedules, and thus a reinforcer can occur in 2 ways. Staddon and Motheral's failure to distinguish between these 2 possibilities leads to an incorrect estimate of the expected reinforcement rate. (17 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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