Phillip S. Baier's research while affiliated with Brigham Young University - Hawaii and other places

Publication (1)

Article
The differential effects of reinforcement contingencies and contextual variables on human performance were investigated in two experiments. In Experiment 1, adult human subjects operated a joystick in a video game in which the destruction of targets was arranged according to a yoked variable-ratio variable-interval schedule of reinforcement. Three...

Citations

... A computer program was designed in which schedules of reinforcement and sensory features could be specifically manipulated in a gaming environment similar to basic video games. Although many studies have used similar computer programs, video games, or virtual environments to investigate basic learning in humans (Catania, 2005;Fox & Oakes, 1984;Greville et al., 2013;Raia et al., 2000), few have applied them to the investigation of persistence in video game play specifically. Using extinction time as a measure of persistence, we varied the reinforcement schedule and presence of sensory feedback in a spaceship shooter game and measured average response rate in extinction. ...