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The reinforcers that maintain target instrumental responses also reinforce other responses that compete with them for expression. This competition, and its imbalance at points of transition between different schedules of

The reinforcers that maintain target instrumental responses also reinforce other responses that compete with them for expression. This competition, and its imbalance at points of transition between different schedules of reinforcement, causes behavioral contrast. The imbalance is caused by differences in the rates at which different responses come under the control of component stimuli. A model for this theory of behavioral contrast is constructed by expanding the coupling coefficient of MPR (Killeen, 1994).

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    Killeen, Peter R. (2014). A THEORY OF BEHAVIORAL CONTRAST. JOURNAL OF THE EXPERIMENTAL ANALYSIS OF BEHAVIOR, 102(3), 363-390. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jeab.107

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