Ratio

A schedule of reinforcementReinforcement In operant conditioning, a consequence to a behavior in which something is added to or removed from the situation to make the behavior more likely to occur in the future.   in which the trainer reinforces desired behavior based on the number of responses. In afixed ratioFixed ratio A schedule of reinforcement in which the trainer reinforces a desired behavior after a specific number of responses. Two-fers and three-fers are examples of fixed ratios.  , the trainer reinforces the first “correct” response after a specific number of correct responses. “Two-fers” and “three-fers” are examples of fixed ratios. In a variable ratioVariable ratio A schedule of reinforcement in which the trainer reinforces desired behavior after varying numbers of “correct” responses.   reinforcement schedule, the trainer reinforces the first correct response after varying numbers of correct responses.