Learning Schedules

Finally, when one considers partial schedules of reinforcement the animal learns approximations to the contingencies in operation, based on the samples of those contingencies he is exposed to. He does not learn the contingency as was idealised. If he did then on FI schedules no response would be produced until the interval was up and in concurrent schedules he would maximise not match.

This document has been restructured from a lecture kindly provided by R.W.Kentridge.