[MUD-Dev] Basic principles of reinforcement for muds
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Mon Jul 24 02:18:36 New Zealand Standard Time 2000
On Sun, 23 Jul 2000, John Hopson wrote:
I liked your post. Write more, John.
> Variable Ratio (VR)
> In a variable ratio schedule, the participant must respond some number of
> times to be rewarded, but the specific number required varies. For
> example, a rat might be rewarded on average every 10th lever-press, but
> sometimes sooner, sometimes later. The subject never knows exactly how
> many responses are required this time.
The power of this can certainly be seen in gambling!
> Future possible topics:
> Addiction, a how to guide.
> Conditioned reinforcers, how to get players to do things for free.
> How players allocate their time between possible activities.
> Flocks, herds, and dragon-slaying posses.
I'd love to hear something written at about the level of this post on 1,
2, and 3.
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