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5 Matching Questions

  1. dopamine
  2. behavioral discrepancy
  3. conditioned stimulus (conditional stimulus, CS)
  4. respondents
  5. contingency
  1. a a relation in which the occurrence of one event depends on the occurrence of another event
    (2)
  2. b the difference between ongoing behavior before and immediately following presentation of an eliciting stimulus
    (1)
  3. c responses that are reliably evoked by a stimulus
    (1)
  4. d a neuromodulator released by neurons in the VTA; its presence in a synapse produces long term increases in synaptic efficacy (2)
  5. e stimulus which comes to evoke behavior by being paired with the eliciting stimulus in the classical procedure
    (2)

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. artificial, highly simplified, experimental arrangements used to clearly show the effects of the variables being studied
    (2)
  2. weakening of unlearned environment-behavior relations when an stimulus is repeatedly presented without consequence
    (2)
  3. a region of the brain whose stimulation functions as a particular effective reinforcer.
    (2)
  4. use of computers to model relations among real-world events, including those between the environment and the behavior of an organism
    (2)
  5. object or event that reliably produces behavior as result of natural (phylogenic) selection
    (1) (note: same as US)

5 True/False Questions

  1. biological constraints on learningprocedure for studying or producing learning by presenting an eliciting stimulus after a response
    (2)

          

  2. principle of behavioral selectionthe difference between ongoing behavior before and immediately following presentation of an eliciting stimulus
    (1)

          

  3. motivating stimulus (or motivator)stimulus that functions to establish other stimuli as reinforcers or punishers.
    (1)

          

  4. blockinga behavioral process in which an earlier stimulus paired with an elicitor prevents learning with a later stimulus paired with the same elicitor
    (2)

          

  5. motivating functionextent to which a response reliably follows presentation of a stimulus
    (1)

          

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