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3 Matching questions

  1. c
  2. a
  3. b
  1. a In general, the longer the delay between a response and reinforcement:
    a. the faster conditioning proceeds
    b. the more effective the reinforcer becomes
    c. the more slowly conditioning proceeds
    d. the more likely it is that stimulus generalization will occur
  2. b Marie works in a dress factory where she earns $10 for each three dresses she hems. Marie is paid on a:
    a. fixed-ratio schedule
    b. variable-ratio schedule
    c. fixed-interval schedule
    d. variable-interval schedule
  3. c After owning a car with a manual transmission, Don buys a car with an automatic transmission. when first driving his new car, he keeps reaching for the nonexistent clutch and gear shift. This is a n example of:
    a. acquisition
    b. stimulus generalization
    c. stimulus discrimination
    d. shaping

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. In the LIttle Albert experiment on conditioned emotional responses, the unconditioned stimulus was:
    a. the rabbit
    b. the rat
    c. the loud noise
    d. the fear reaction
  2. The technique used to teach animals complex tricks, such as teaching pigeons to play ping-pong, is:
    a. respondent conditioning
    b. continuous reinforcement
    c. programming
    d. shaping
  3. __________ means treating two stimuli alike; __________ means treating two stimuli differently.
    a. Acquisition; extinction
    b. Generalization; discrimination
    c. Extinction; acquisition
    d. Discrimination; generalization
  4. Classical conditioning could account for how a child learns to:
    a. sing a song
    b. tie shoe laces
    c. print letters
    d. fear the dark
  5. You are watching a rat pressing a lever in a Skinner box to obtain food pellets. The rat is pressing the lever at a very high rate, and does not stop, even when a food pellet is delivered. In this example, the reinforcement schedule that is in place is most likely:
    a. a fixed-interval schedule
    b. a variable-ratio schedule
    c. a fixed-ratio schedule
    d. a variable-interval schedule

5 True/False questions

  1. bThe technique used to teach animals complex tricks, such as teaching pigeons to play ping-pong, is:
    a. respondent conditioning
    b. continuous reinforcement
    c. programming
    d. shaping

          

  2. bIn general, the longer the delay between a response and reinforcement:
    a. the faster conditioning proceeds
    b. the more effective the reinforcer becomes
    c. the more slowly conditioning proceeds
    d. the more likely it is that stimulus generalization will occur

          

  3. dIn general, the longer the delay between a response and reinforcement:
    a. the faster conditioning proceeds
    b. the more effective the reinforcer becomes
    c. the more slowly conditioning proceeds
    d. the more likely it is that stimulus generalization will occur

          

  4. bPrimary reinforcers __________, while secondary reinforcers __________.
    a. depend on learning; satisfy biological needs
    b. satisfy biological needs; depend on learning
    c. are associated with classical conditioning; are associated with operant conditioning
    d. are associated with operant conditioning; are associated with classical conditioning

          

  5. cThe technique used to teach animals complex tricks, such as teaching pigeons to play ping-pong, is:
    a. respondent conditioning
    b. continuous reinforcement
    c. programming
    d. shaping

          

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