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That is, Participants B and C remained in baseline while Participant A completed the intervention condition until washer reinforcement was shown to have become a conditioned reinforcer for Participant A's learning tasks.
Perhaps one of the most well known examples of a conditioned reinforcer is money.
After training with the tokens to be used in the lab, participants were a given a preliminary test to verify that presentation of a token in fact functioned as a conditioned reinforcer.
engaging with the newly conditioned reinforcers, or engaging with the newly conditioned reinforcer that replaced the automatic reinforcement control of stereotypy in free time).
Ramaswamy (2005) interpreted her results also as evidence that the pre-session play conditions were EOs where the play was already a conditioned reinforcer and the pre-session play enhanced teacher attention and social praise for correct responses as reinforcers.
Thus, we asked if anticipated effort that does not actually occur on the current trial could serve as the aversive event that increases the value of the conditioned reinforcer that follows.
Broadly defined, a conditioned reinforcer is a once-neutral stimulus that acquires reinforcing function (Hendry, 1969; Hull, 1943; Kelleher & Gollub, 1962; Keller & Schoenfeld, 1950; Williams, 1994).
Thus, in the present experiment, the independent variable was not the toy conditioning procedures; rather it was the presence of a newly conditioned reinforcer for observing.