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  1. An executive in a computer software firm works with his office door closed. At the same time every hour he opens the door to see what his employees are doing. The employees have learned to work especially hard during the five minutes before and while the door is open. Their work pattern is typical of responses that are reinforced on a ________ schedule.
  2. Alex learned how to make 3-point basketball shots by successfully making very short shots before shooting from increasingly longer distances from the hoop. This learning strategy best illustrates the process of
  3. Purchasing state lottery tickets is reinforced with monetary winnings on a ________ schedule
  4. The removal of electric shock is to the receipt of money as ________ is to ________.
  5. In explaining juvenile delinquency, B. F. Skinner would most likely have emphasized
  1. a Faulty child-rearing practices
  2. b fixed-interval
  3. c shaping
  4. d variable-ratio
  5. e primary reinforcer; secondary reinforcer

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. unconditioned stimulus
  2. the presentation of food in the dog's mouth
  3. Classical conditioning
  4. Shaping
  5. fixed-ratio

5 True/False questions

  1. If a sea slug on repeated occasions receives an electric shock just after being squirted with water, its protective withdrawal response to a squirt of water grows stronger. This best illustratesunconditioned stimulus


  2. Toddlers taught to fear speeding cars may also begin to fear speeding trucks and motorcycles. This best illustratessweating in hot weather


  3. You would be most likely to use operant conditioning to teach a dog tosweating in hot weather


  4. Which of the following is an unconditioned response?retrieve sticks and balls


  5. Every Saturday morning, Arnold quickly washes the family's breakfast dishes so that his father will allow him to wash his car. In this instance, washing the car is a(n)positive reinforcer