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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. stimulus generalization
  2. rest interval
  3. emit
  4. acquisition
  5. cumulative recorder
  1. a creates a graphic record of responding and reinforcement in a skinner box as a function of time
  2. b the initial stage of learning something
  3. c occurs when an organism that has learned a response to a specific stimulus responds in the same way to new stimuli that are similar to the original stimulus; john b. watson
  4. d a period of nonexposure to the CS
  5. e send forth

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. events that are inherently reinforcing because they satisfy biological needs; food, water, warmth, sex, affection
  2. occurs when a response is strengthened because it is followed by the presentation of a rewarding stimulus
  3. occurs when a designated response in reinforced only some of the time
  4. occurs when an organism continues to make a response after delivery of the reinforcer for it has been terminated
  5. the reinforcer is given after a variable number of nonreinforced responses; a rat in reinforced for every tenth lever press on the average. the exact number of responses required for reinforcement varies from one time to the next; a slot machine in a casino pays off once over six tried on average. the number of nonwinning responses varies greatly from one time to the next

5 True/False questions

  1. reinforcement contingenciesthe circumstances or roles that determine whether responses lead to the presentation of reinforcers


  2. conditioned stimulus (CS)a stimulus that evokes an unconditioned response without previous conditioning


  3. spontaneous recoveryoccurs when every instance of a designated response is reinforced


  4. extinctionthe initial stage of learning something


  5. reinforcementoccurs when an event following a response increases an organisms tendency to make that response; a response in strengthened because it leads to rewarding consequences


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