WIN-STAY, LOSE-SHIFT STRATEGY

with regard to discrimination learning, a cognitive or behavioral method wherein a living being persists to render the same reaction as long as it is being rewarded for doing so, but modifies the reaction whenever it is no longer being rewarded.

WIN-STAY, LOSE-SHIFT STRATEGY: "The win-stay, lose-shift strategy is often used by casino gamblers. "
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "WIN-STAY, LOSE-SHIFT STRATEGY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/win-stay-lose-shift-strategy/ (accessed August 16, 2018).
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