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Psychometrika

, Volume 27, Issue 3, pp 307–314 | Cite as

Mathematical analysis of the durations of reinforced inter-response times during variable interval reinforcement

  • Samuel H. Revusky
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Abstract

In a free-responding situation in which reinforcements are scheduled by a variable interval program, the durations of reinforced inter-response times are shown to be a function of the durations of all inter-response times produced by S and of the frequency of reinforcement.

Keywords

Public Policy Statistical Theory Mathematical Analysis Variable Interval Interval Reinforcement 
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© Psychometric Society 1962

Authors and Affiliations

  • Samuel H. Revusky
    • 1
  1. 1.Va HospitalNorthampton

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