5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- uncontrolled negative events can lower immune system functioning
- a Which of the following is a primary reinforcer?
- b Your sorority sister is a pre-law student. After reading about the importance of control over aversive events, she decides that pop quizzes can cause physical harm and should be banned as students have no control over when they will occur. Her position has some merit because
- c ________ is the species specific biological predisposition to learn in certain ways but not others.
- d Pavlov's dog learned to anticipate food whenever he was presented with stimuli associated with food. Pavlov knew that his dog associated specific stimuli with food because the ________ was elicited by the stimuli.
- e Mark's dog, Gus, sits whenever Mark says, "Sit." Mark now wants to teach Gus a new trick. He wants to teach him to bark every time he says, "Speak," but whenever Mark says, "Speak," Gus just sits. The dog's behavior is an example of
5 Multiple choice questions
- Some bears kept in captivity allow veterinarians to routinely give them total body checkups. These bears open their mouths for teeth cleaning and present their paws for nail clipping. Your friend wonders how anyone could ever get these dangerous animals to be so cooperative without anesthesia. From your study of psychology, you quickly surmise that the bears have undergone an extensive ________ program.
- Anticipating a scary event whenever eerie music is played in a movie is a function of
- A squirrel eats an acorn, just as it does every day, but this time the acorn makes the squirrel sick. The squirrel then avoids acorns for more than a month. This avoidance behavior is
- Studies by Ader and Cohen revealed that classical conditioning can produce
- How does culture influence human learning
5 True/False questions
renewal → Ronald, a recovering alcoholic, has not had a drink in seven months. He has stopped visiting all of his regular bars and has lost his craving for alcohol. When his boss invites him out to "his favorite" bar one day after work, Ronald gets an overwhelming desire to have a drink. What is Ronald demonstrating?
Natalie approaching the board → As Natalie, who has extremely long nails, approaches the chalkboard, many of her classmates cover their ears. What represents the conditioned stimulus?
secondary → A reinforcer that acquires its positive value through experience is a(n) ________ reinforcer.
NOT: classical → Being able to predict the occurrence of one stimulus by the presence of another one is called
NOT: conditioned response → Pavlov's dog salivated each time food was presented. Salivation in this situation was the