Flashcards in Lesson 15: Choice Deck (9)
what is the definition of choice
Choice is the overt, voluntary behavior emitted where more than one action could have been taken
what are the 4 variables known to affect choice
reinforcement vs extinction
matching law equation
what is delay discounting?
The longer and organism must wait, the more the value of the reinforcer decreases
what is impulsivity?
Choosing the smaller sooner reward over the larger later
What is irrational choice?
One that is inconsistent over time. Your performance changes when a smaller sooner is presented
how does the shape of delay discounting help us understand irrational choice?
your changes when a smaller sooner is presented
Rachlin and green experiment
pigeons in a box birds would commit to choosing the orange that would take them to the blue