Reinforcement of consecutive behaviors

Jan 2022
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If behavior A occurs and is quickly rewarded and is immediately followed by behavior B that is also quickly rewarded, what mechanism prevents behavior A from being doubly reinforced by the reward of behavior B?
 
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Jul 2021
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If behavior A occurs and is quickly rewarded and is immediately followed by behavior B that is also quickly rewarded, what mechanism prevents behavior A from being doubly reinforced by the reward of behavior B?
Nothing. It becomes a group of similar behaviours, like a "network of behaviours".
 
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Aug 2021
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Nothing. It becomes a group of similar behaviours, like a "network of behaviours".
This is correct, they become reciprocal reinforcers unless a different reward is used for each. For example food could be one reinforcer, while water could be a second. At this point the subject may be able to exhibit differential behaviors depending on which reward is desired...
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Ivery
 
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Jan 2022
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the human mind will eventually try and get the reward as fast and easily as possible with the least effort.

meaning it will try and drop behavior A and simplify behavior B to the absolute minimum required to maintain the reward

or it will modify the behaviors in attempt to increase the reward