The Psychological Record

, Volume 42, Issue 3, pp 323–340 | Cite as

Is Any Human Behavior Schedule-Induced?

  • Geir Overskeid


Theoretical and empirical studies of schedule-induced behavior in humans are examined. As there is no terminological consensus in the field, a set of terms is defined, based on suggestions from several authors.

Methodological problems in existing research are highlighted, with special regard to the choice of baseline schedules of reinforcement in experiments. In a majority of studies where researchers claim to have found schedule-induced behavior in humans it is highly doubtful whether this is the case, because inadequate baseline schedules have been used.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Geir Overskeid
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of PsychologyUniversity of OsloOsloNorway

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