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5 Matching questions

  1. Continious reinforcement
  2. Fixed-interval schedules
  3. Law of effect
  4. Variable-ratio schedules
  5. Fixed-ratio schedules
  1. a provide reinforcers after an unpredictable number of responses; gambling; like fixed-ratio schedules, reinforcers increase as the number of responses increases
  2. b reinforce the first response after a fixed time period that produce rapid response near time of reinforcement; checking more frequently to see if a cake has finished rising
  3. c reinforce behavior after a set number of responses, such as a free dish of ice cream after every 25 purchases
  4. d Thorndike's principle that behaviors followed by favorable consequences become more likely
  5. e reinforceing the desired response everytime it occurs in which learning occurs rapidly until mastery, although extinction occurs rapidly as well

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. modern behaviorism's most influential figure that elaborated on the law of effect deemed by Edward L Thorndike; pioneer of operant conditioning who believed that everything we do is determined by our past history of rewards and punishments
  2. occurs when an organism learns that certain response, but not others, will be reinforced
  3. works best when it builds on an animal's natural behavior tendencies
  4. any event that strengthens the the behavior that follows; B.F Skinner
  5. decreases the frequency of a preceding behavior

5 True/False questions

  1. Operant chamberbehaviors that operate on the environment to produce rewarding or punishing stimuli

          

  2. Respondent behaviorbehaviors that operate on the environment to produce rewarding or punishing stimuli

          

  3. Conditioned reinforcersreinforcers that are strengthened through learned associations of primary reinforcers; the light in B.F Skinners operant chamber or receiving food after completing a conditioned task

          

  4. Variable-interval schedulesreinforce the first response after a varying time period that produces slow, steady responding

          

  5. Generalizationoccurs when an organism learns that certain response, but not others, will be reinforced

          

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