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5 Matching questions

  1. reinforcer
  2. fixed-ratio schedule
  3. continuous reinforcement
  4. operant conditioning
  5. phobia
  1. a reinforcing the desired response every time it occurs
  2. b in operant conditioning, a schedule of reinforcement that reinforces a response only after a specified number of responses
  3. c a type of learning in which behavior is strengthened if followed by a reinforcer or diminished if followed by a punisher
  4. d an irrational fear of a specific object or situation
  5. e in operant conditioning, any event that strengthens the behavior it follows

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. behavior that occurs as an automatic response to some stimulus
  2. an operant conditioning procedure in whcih reinforcers guide behavior toward closer and closer approximations of a desired goal
  3. relationship that occurs when a consequence is dependant on the organisms emitting the desired behavior
  4. the process of observing and imitating a specific behavior
  5. occurs when a behavior leads to the removal of a pleasant event or circumstance thereby decreasing the likelihood of a recurrence of the behavior

5 True/False questions

  1. learninga relatively permanent change in an organism's behavior due to experience.


  2. ratio schedulereinforcement is based on the number of times the behavior occurs


  3. unconditioned stimulusin classical conditioning, a stimulus that unconditionally--naturally and automatically--triggers a response


  4. punishmentthe process by which consequences lead to an increase in the likelihood that the response will occur again


  5. positive reinforcementReinforcement that occurs when a response is strengthened because it is followed by the presentation of a rewarding stimulus.


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