Momentary and global maximizing.
Four adult females responded at a computer console, on three constant probability concurrent variable-interval reinforcement schedules. The subjects were instructed to try to obtain as many reinforcers as possible, but were not given any instructions on how to accomplish this task. Three of the four subjects typically allocated responses to the schedule offering the higher reinforcement probability. These results show that some subjects trying to maximize overall reinforcement may respond in accordance with a momentary maximizing strategy.
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