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The basic questions: What is reinforced? What is selected?

  • Patrick Grim (a1)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X0233005X
  • Published online: 01 April 2002
Abstract

Any behavior belongs to innumerable overlapping types. Any adequate theory of emergence and retention of behavior, whether psychological or biological, must give us not only a general mechanism – reinforcement or selection, for example – but a reason why that mechanism applies to a particular behavior in terms of one of its types rather than others. Why is it as this type that the behavior is reinforced or selected?

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Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • ISSN: 0140-525X
  • EISSN: 1469-1825
  • URL: /core/journals/behavioral-and-brain-sciences
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