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Put Your Phone Away

APPSY-IMIDP9

Liz is secretly spending time in her AP Psychology class checking her phone for "important" text messages. She indiscriminately checks at different times. Her savvy teacher catches her looking, takes her phone, and uses the moment to illustrate a point he is making in class. He tells the class that Liz was engaging in her text-checking because of a particular reinforcement schedule.

To what schedule is he referring?

A

Fixed ratio

B

Variable ratio

C

Continuous

D

Variable interval

E

Fixed interval