Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
We evaluated the effectiveness of fixed-time (FT) schedules of reinforcement at eliminating participant’s responding using a between-subjects group design. Participants experienced one of three conditions; a FT leaner schedule, a FT yoked schedule, or a FT denser schedule using a computerized experimental program. Dependent variables of interest are the total number of responses made during the fixed-time reinforcement phase and the latency until the participant met extinction or exit criteria.
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Alvarez, Jessica Pearl, "Fixed-Time Schedule Effects on Participant Responding: An Evaluation Of Similar vs. Dissimilar Schedule Programs Using a Group Design Approach" (2014). LSU Doctoral Dissertations. 3565.