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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
Variable interval reinforment: Reinforces behaviors at various time intervals randomly. The persons's behavioral performance is higher and steadier because he cannot determine the next time interval that will be used to make the reinforcement available.

To state this another way; when the servers availability is erratic people try harder to get onto the servers!


See http://wik.ed.uiuc.edu/index.php/Reinforcement_theory