PROGRESSIVE-RATIO SCHEDULE

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A schedule of reinforcement in which a reinforcer is only presented upon the completion of a set number of responses. The number of required responses increases after each presented reinforcement. Most commonly the number of responses increase in set increments between reinforcements.

PROGRESSIVE-RATIO SCHEDULE: "A progressive ratio schedule deals with increasing responses between reinforcers."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "PROGRESSIVE-RATIO SCHEDULE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/progressive-ratio-schedule/ (accessed June 25, 2022).

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