Chapter 10

What is a concurrent schedule of reinforcement?
Simultanous presentation of two or more independent schedules, each leading to a reinforcer
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What is the matching law?
A law that predicts a consistent relationship between the proportion of reinforcers obtained on a certain alternative and the proportion of responses emitted on that alternative
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What is undermatching?
The proportion of responses on the richer schedule versus the poorer schedule is less different than predicted from matching
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What is the melioration theory?
The distribution of behaviour in a choice situation shifting toward those alternatives that have higher value regardless of the long-term effect on overall reinforcement
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