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1

what is the definition of choice

Choice is the overt, voluntary behavior emitted where more than one action could have been taken

2

what are the 4 variables known to affect choice

Reinforcement size
effort
immediacy
reinforcement vs extinction

3

matching law equation

B1/B1+B2= R1/R1+R2

4

what is delay discounting?

The longer and organism must wait, the more the value of the reinforcer decreases

5

what is impulsivity?

Choosing the smaller sooner reward over the larger later

6

What is irrational choice?

One that is inconsistent over time. Your performance changes when a smaller sooner is presented

7

how does the shape of delay discounting help us understand irrational choice?

your changes when a smaller sooner is presented

8

Rachlin and green experiment

pigeons in a box birds would commit to choosing the orange that would take them to the blue

9

how are the results of the rachlin and green experiment relevant to human decision making?

Proved that people are willing to commit to the larger later