The present study examines the effects from a variable ratio (VR) schedule of reinforcement in conjunction with the reinforcement schedule, on extinction. Seventeen college students participated in a within participants design by playing a computerized slot machine program displaying two slot machines concurrently, in which under one condition, the machine has a VR schedule of 10 and the other has a VR 20 schedule of reinforcement but get twice as many points as the participants in condition one. This study will examine how the different schedules of reinforcement impact extinction by recording machine preference and the amount of credits bet by the participant during each trial.
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference
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University of Northern Iowa
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Tangeman, Nick; Hobbiebrunken, Trisha; Daugherty, Dustin; and MacLin, Otto H.
"The Effects of Variable Ratio Schedules of Reinforcement on Extinction in a Slot Machine,"
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference: Vol. 7:
1, Article 20.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/csbsproceedings/vol7/iss1/20