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  1. uncontrolled negative events can lower immune system functioning
  2. All of these: -
    It influences the degree to which classical and operant conditioning are used.
    -It influences the degree to which observational learning is used.
    - It can determine the content of learning.
  3. NOT: environmental triggers may be able to circumvent our biological preparedness
  4. NOT: conditioned response
  5. associative learning
  1. a 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
  2. b Pavlov's dog salivated each time food was presented. Salivation in this situation was the
  3. c How does culture influence human learning
  4. d Anticipating a scary event whenever eerie music is played in a movie is a function of
  5. e 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

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Some bears kept in captivity allow veterinarians to routinely give them total body checkups. These bears open their mouths for teeth cleaning and present their paws for nail clipping. Your friend wonders how anyone could ever get these dangerous animals to be so cooperative without anesthesia. From your study of psychology, you quickly surmise that the bears have undergone an extensive ________ program.
  2. 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
  3. Studies by Ader and Cohen revealed that classical conditioning can produce
  4. A squirrel eats an acorn, just as it does every day, but this time the acorn makes the squirrel sick. The squirrel then avoids acorns for more than a month. This avoidance behavior is
  5. Which of the following is a primary reinforcer?

5 True/False questions

  1. secondaryWhich of the following is a primary reinforcer?


  2. ThorndikeA reinforcer that acquires its positive value through experience is a(n) ________ reinforcer.


  3. NOT: associative learning.Little Millie covers her ears every time she sees a flash of lightening during a storm. This reaction demonstrates


  4. generalization.Being able to predict the occurrence of one stimulus by the presence of another one is called


  5. NOT: classicalBeing able to predict the occurrence of one stimulus by the presence of another one is called