METHOD OF SUCCESSIVE APPROXIMATIONS

is a method used primarily in operant conditioning whereby behaviours which are desired are reinforced. Initially, approximate behaviours are reinforced, however, later into the study, only precise behaviours are reinforced.

METHOD OF SUCCESSIVE APPROXIMATIONS: "The method of successive approximations involves rewarding ambiguous behaviours early on however refining those which can be rewarded as the study goes on."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "METHOD OF SUCCESSIVE APPROXIMATIONS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/method-of-successive-approximations/ (accessed June 26, 2017).
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