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  1. uncontrolled negative events can lower immune system functioning
  2. renewal
  3. the Law of Effect.
  4. generalization.
  5. secondary
  1. a A reinforcer that acquires its positive value through experience is a(n) ________ reinforcer.
  2. b Mark's dog, Gus, sits whenever Mark says, "Sit." Mark now wants to teach Gus a new trick. He wants to teach him to bark every time he says, "Speak," but whenever Mark says, "Speak," Gus just sits. The dog's behavior is an example of
  3. c Your sorority sister is a pre-law student. After reading about the importance of control over aversive events, she decides that pop quizzes can cause physical harm and should be banned as students have no control over when they will occur. Her position has some merit because
  4. d Kevin used to cry, whine, throw temper tantrums, and eventually start screaming in the department store whenever he wanted a toy. His mother would resist initially but when he would start screaming she would give in. Eventually, Kevin started with the screaming to get his toy. Kevin is demonstrating
  5. e Ronald, a recovering alcoholic, has not had a drink in seven months. He has stopped visiting all of his regular bars and has lost his craving for alcohol. When his boss invites him out to "his favorite" bar one day after work, Ronald gets an overwhelming desire to have a drink. What is Ronald demonstrating?

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. On the way home from work, you decide to explore a side street that you have passed on several occasions. You are surprised to find that it runs parallel to the expressway. Several weeks later, there is a major accident on your usual travel route so you take this alternate route home. This is an example of ________ learning
  2. Which of the following behaviors indicate learning?
  3. You are surprised to discover that classical conditioning can produce immunosuppression. The original discovery of this phenomenon involved rats, but more recent studies indicate that immunosuppression may also occur in humans. This means that
  4. Which of the following is a primary reinforcer?
  5. How does culture influence human learning

5 True/False questions

  1. NOT: conditioned responseLittle Millie covers her ears every time she sees a flash of lightening during a storm. This reaction demonstrates


  2. NOT: association.What principles of learning do behavior modification programs rely on in order to help people change?


  3. Natalie approaching the boardAs Natalie, who has extremely long nails, approaches the chalkboard, many of her classmates cover their ears. What represents the conditioned stimulus?


  4. NOT: associative learning.Anticipating a scary event whenever eerie music is played in a movie is a function of


  5. sneezing in response to pepperPavlov's dog salivated each time food was presented. Salivation in this situation was the