Sensitivity of Children's Behavior to Probabilistic Reward: Effects of a Decreasing-Ratio Lottery System on Math PerformanceJournal of Applied Behavior Analysis
AbstractProbabilistic reward has been shown to affect children's choice behavior in game-like activities. We examined the effects of a lottery system containing progressively lower exchange ratios on children's completion of math problems. Two of the 3 children completed problems above baseline levels until the chance of exchange dropped to 25%. This study describes a potentially useful method for examining reinforcement schedules in applied settings and extends previous research on probabilities of reinforcement.
Citation InformationBrian K Martens, Scott P Ardoin, Alexandra M Hilt, Amanda L. Lannie, et al.. "Sensitivity of Children's Behavior to Probabilistic Reward: Effects of a Decreasing-Ratio Lottery System on Math Performance" Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis Vol. 35 Iss. 4 (2002) p. 403 - 406
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