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Experimental data on how program behavior affects the choice of scheduler parameters

Juan Rodriguez-Rosell
1971 Proceedings of the third symposium on Operating systems principles - SOSP '71  
To our knowledge, no data has been published on experimental measurements of working sets or on the influence that program behavior may have on the choice of quantum size.  ...  In this paper empirical data are presented and its influence on the choice of system parameters is discussed.  ...  to report on working set characteristics of programs and how they might influence the choice of scheduling parameters.  ... 
doi:10.1145/800212.806514 dblp:conf/sosp/Rodriguez-Rosell71 fatcat:grcn7q3nzjegnfbx6opkhoenbu

Simulations of schedule-controlled behavior

Fernando A. Gonzalez
1994 Behavoir research methods, instruments & computers  
The program continuously records information on the subject's behavior, the OCs, and procedure events. These data are then used to generate cumulative records and summary statistics.  ...  For the purposes of this paper, only schedules and parameter values of schedule components were manipulated.  ...  Predictions of the behavior model conform well with reported details of experimental data.  ... 
doi:10.3758/bf03204626 fatcat:uqqy3s6kfbbq7dqyrlphpjnppe

Simulating bout-and-pause patterns with reinforcement learning [article]

Kota Yamada, Atsunori Kanemura
2019 bioRxiv   pre-print
The first mechanism is choice---an agent makes a choice between operant and other behaviors. The second mechanism is cost---a cost is associated with the changeover of behaviors.  ...  Previous studies have investigated how these three components are affected by experimental manipulations. However, it remains unknown what underlying mechanisms cause bout-and-pause patterns.  ...  schedule 509 without affecting the behavior for the other schedule.  ... 
doi:10.1101/632745 fatcat:ztv6rlopo5caxko22hpqytxtja

Concurrent Schedules of Positive and Negative Reinforcement: Differential-Impact and Differential-Outcomes Hypotheses

Michael A Magoon, Thomas S Critchfield
2008 Journal of The Experimental Analysis of Behavior  
In the present investigation, humans' mouse-click responses were maintained on similarly structured, concurrent schedules of positive (money gain) and negative (avoidance of money loss) reinforcement.  ...  This may represent the first empirical confirmation of a free-operant differential-outcomes effect predicted by contingency-discriminability theories of choice.  ...  An experimenter will record how much you earn at the end of each session. Please do not hesitate to ask the experimenter any questions you may have.  ... 
doi:10.1901/jeab.2008.90-1 pmid:18683609 pmcid:PMC2441574 fatcat:vthgjp34t5fjhdcksxkfsgypyi

Preference between variable-ratio and fixed-ratio schedules: local and extended relations

D P Field, F Tonneau, W Ahearn, P N Hineline
1996 Journal of The Experimental Analysis of Behavior  
The birds' choices of the variable-ratio schedule tracked the size of the smallest variable-ratio component.  ...  The birds' behavior was qualitatively consistent with Mazur's (1984) hyperbolic model of delayed reinforcement and could be described as approximate maximizing with respect to reinforcement value.  ...  approach is to focus on the individual components of the variable schedule and on how their respective contributions combine at a behavioral level (e.g., Shull & Spear, 1987) .  ... 
doi:10.1901/jeab.1996.66-283 pmid:8921612 pmcid:PMC1284572 fatcat:6pj3ol35cfh6zb67fn4lkfvogy

Interaction Of Reinforcement Schedules, A Behavioral Prosthesis, And Work-related Behavior In Adults With Mental Retardation

Richard R Saunders, Julie E McEntee, Muriel D Saunders, Jennifer McComas
2005 Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis  
Combining the behavioral prosthesis with FR reinforcement (FR+O) increased the proportion of time spent in on-task behavior by all participants under certain FR schedule parameters.  ...  Overall, the results show how organizer and schedule parameters can be adjusted to produce an optimized balance between productivity and reinforcement while undesirable behavior is minimized.  ...  Not yet shown is how the various conditions affected the distribution of off-task and aberrant behavior within work sequences and PRPs.  ... 
doi:10.1901/jaba.2005.9-04 pmid:16033164 pmcid:PMC1226153 fatcat:ir4vmeotenfsnckcvx6gkjfwdu

Chronic Exposure to Methamphetamine Disrupts Reinforcement-Based Decision Making in Rats

Stephanie M Groman, Katherine M Rich, Nathaniel J Smith, Daeyeol Lee, Jane R Taylor
2017 Neuropsychopharmacology  
Computational analyses of parameters that track choice and outcome behavior indicated that exposure to MA significantly impaired the ability of rats to use negative outcomes effectively.  ...  We suggest that the disruption in utilization of negative outcomes to adaptively guide dynamic decision making is a new behavioral mechanism by which MA rigidly biases choice behavior.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This study was supported by public health service grants DA041480 and DA043443, NARSAD, the Charles B.G. Murphy Fund, and the State of CT Department of Mental Health Services.  ... 
doi:10.1038/npp.2017.159 pmid:28741627 fatcat:jr7mibrccbhj3pz6y55a4o7ctq

Effects of strategic versus tactical instructions on adaptation to changing contingencies in children with adhd

David E Bicard, Nancy A Neef
2002 Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis  
This study examined the effects of two types of instructions on the academic responding of 4 children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.  ...  Experimental sessions consisted of a learning session in which participants were provided with one type of instruction, followed by a test session in which no instruction was provided.  ...  Horne and Lowe (1993) examined the effects of verbal behavior on performance under concurrent schedules (i.e., choice responding).  ... 
doi:10.1901/jaba.2002.35-375 pmid:12555909 pmcid:PMC1284400 fatcat:5mkn5ap4l5e53g45jopn6cviuq

Quantitative analysis

John A. Nevin
1984 Journal of The Experimental Analysis of Behavior  
Thus, quantitative analysis is an integral aspect of the experimental analysis of behavior.  ...  Quantitative analysis permits the isolation of invariant relations in the study of behavior.  ...  of the experimental analysis of behavior now and for the future.  ... 
doi:10.1901/jeab.1984.42-421 pmid:16812400 pmcid:PMC1348113 fatcat:ttcekhqewjh6potmcxypditd2a

Sensitivity and Bias Under Conditions of equal and Unequal Academic Task Difficulty

Derek D Reed, Brian K Martens, Henry Roane
2008 Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis  
Experiment 2 involved increasing the difficulty of math problems at one of the workstations.  ...  Experiment 1 involved a symmetrical choice arrangement in which the children could earn points exchangeable for rewards contingent on correct math problem completion.  ...  These data suggest that there were no systematic preferences toward either alternative not accounted for by the programmed schedules of reinforcement.  ... 
doi:10.1901/jaba.2008.41-39 pmid:18468278 pmcid:PMC2410195 fatcat:f7zxswzp5jgypdiws3jcho6voa

Effects of problem difficulty and reinforcer quality on time allocated to concurrent arithmetic problems

F C Mace, N A Neef, D Shade, B C Mauro
1996 Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis  
Unlike problem difficulty, the pairing of the lesser quality reinforcer (program money) with the richer schedule reduced the time allocated to that alternative.  ...  DESCRIPTORS: problem difficulty, reinforcer quality, matching law, concurrent schedules The matching law (Herrnstein, 1961 (Herrnstein, , 1970 states that the relative rate of responding on concurrently  ...  Experimenters can then vary the response requirements for each alternative and determine how relative differences in problem difficulty affect the relative allocation of behavior across the alternatives  ... 
doi:10.1901/jaba.1996.29-11 pmid:8881341 pmcid:PMC1279870 fatcat:epdrsndsbfd4nkz2tzyigihmrm

Choice, Matching, and Human Behavior: A Review of the Literature

W. David Pierce, W. Frank Epling
1983 The Behavior Analyst  
This review concerns human performance on concurrent schedules of reinforcement. Studies indicate that humans match relative behavior to relative rate of reinforcement.  ...  While problems with instructional control are raised, the overall findings support the matching law as a principle of human choice. Reprints may be obtained from  ...  Choice and preference are pervasive aspects of human behavior. Concurrent schedules of reinforcement (Herrnstein, 1961) provide a procedure for the experimental analysis of choice behavior.  ... 
doi:10.1007/bf03391874 pmid:22478577 pmcid:PMC2742070 fatcat:vrwtptdtgrggfgbpv256h5b4mm

Stimuli, Reinforcers, And Behavior: An Integration

M Davison, J Nevin
1999 Journal of The Experimental Analysis of Behavior  
We propose that a fundamental unit of behavior is the concurrent discriminated operant, and we discuss in detail a quantitative model of the concurrent three-term contingency that is based on the notion  ...  We show how this model can describe performance in a variety of experimental procedures: conditional discrimination and matching to sample, both with and without reinforcement for responses that are traditionally  ...  affect other parameters.  ... 
doi:10.1901/jeab.1999.71-439 pmid:16812904 pmcid:PMC1284721 fatcat:xpry32fadraqxiwt75xvzfxsyy

Reversal Learning and Dopamine: A Bayesian Perspective

V. D. Costa, V. L. Tran, J. Turchi, B. B. Averbeck
2015 Journal of Neuroscience  
Furthermore, we found that administration of haloperidol affects the way the animals integrate prior knowledge into their choice behavior.  ...  Overall, we find that Bayesian dissection of the behavior clarifies the strategy of the animals and reveals an effect of haloperidol on integration of prior information with evidence in favor of a choice  ...  To quantify how realignment affected assessment of the animals' performance, we fit individual logistic regression models to choice behavior surrounding (Ϯ10 trials) the reversal points of each model,  ... 
doi:10.1523/jneurosci.1989-14.2015 pmid:25673835 pmcid:PMC4323525 fatcat:pqluv3oftbcolfucqyqflxqs6i

A Test Of The Formal And Modern Theories Of Matching

Jesse Dallery, Paul L Soto, J.J McDowell
2005 Journal of The Experimental Analysis of Behavior  
Six humans pressed a lever for monetary reinforcers on five concurrent variable interval (VI) schedules of reinforcement. All schedules were presented during each session.  ...  To test the modern account, an ensemble of four equations was fitted to the data.  ...  (Skinner, 1950 (Skinner, /1972 Skinner's assessment of theory was tempered by an emphatic recommendation that we must first establish an experimental analysis of how relevant variables affect behavior  ... 
doi:10.1901/jeab.2005.108-04 pmid:16262183 pmcid:PMC1243976 fatcat:5vnqbvvsevcqdfw7qqrxglqwx4
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