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5 Matching questions

  1. Reinforcer
  2. Shaping
  3. Punishment
  4. Negative punishment
  5. Positive reinforcement
  1. a decreases the frequency of a preceding behavior
  2. b withdraw a desirable stimulus such as time-out from privilages or revoked drivers license
  3. c strengthens a response by presenting a typically pleasurable stimulus after a response, such as food, money or tickets
  4. d a procedure in which reinforcers, such as food, are to guide the organism into the desired behavior; B.F Skinner
  5. e any event that strengthens the the behavior that follows; B.F Skinner

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a mental representation of the layout of one's environment
  2. modern behaviorism's most influential figure that elaborated on the law of effect deemed by Edward L Thorndike; pioneer of operant conditioning who believed that everything we do is determined by our past history of rewards and punishments
  3. reinforceing the desired response everytime it occurs in which learning occurs rapidly until mastery, although extinction occurs rapidly as well
  4. a type of learning in which behavior is strengthened if followed by a reinforcer or diminished by punishment
  5. reinforce the first response after a fixed time period that produce rapid response near time of reinforcement; checking more frequently to see if a cake has finished rising

5 True/False questions

  1. Conditioned reinforcersreinforceing the desired response everytime it occurs in which learning occurs rapidly until mastery, although extinction occurs rapidly as well

          

  2. Discriminationoccurs when an organism learns that certain response, but not others, will be reinforced

          

  3. Variable-ratio schedulesreinforce the first response after a varying time period that produces slow, steady responding

          

  4. Negative reinforcementstrengthens a response by reducing or removing something undesirable or unpleasant; is not punishment, but removes an aversive event

          

  5. Partial/Intermittent reinforcementstrengthens a response by presenting a typically pleasurable stimulus after a response, such as food, money or tickets