Effects of a Multiple Schedule of Collective Reinforcement on Shaping the Cultivative Response Rate of Three-man Teams
The principle of reinforcement developed by experimenting with individual subjects has been extended in recent years for use with groups. In most of these studies some social interaction within the group is reinforced. For example, Azrin and Lindsley (1956) and Lindsley (1961) have manipulated imitation, cooperation, and competition between two subjects in an operant conditioning situation. Levin and Shapiro (1962) manipulated conversation between members of a group through appropriate reinforcement. Glaser and Klaus (1962) conditioned a team of two monitors and an observer to respond as a unit by reinforcing the group only when each member had made the proper response.
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Henry Carleton Ellis
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Burnstein, David D.. "Effects of a Multiple Schedule of Collective Reinforcement on Shaping the Cultivative Response Rate of Three-man Teams." (1963). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/psy_etds/155