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  1. For purposes of effective child-rearing, most psychologists favor the use of
  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. Mason, a stockbroker, runs two miles every day after work because it reduces his level of stress. Mason's running habit is maintained by a ________ reinforcer.
  4. Purchasing state lottery tickets is reinforced with monetary winnings on a ________ schedule
  5. After he was spanked on several occasions for spilling his milk at a restaurant, Colin became afraid to go to the restaurant. In this case, spanking was a(n) ________ for Colin's fear.
  1. a variable-ratio
  2. b shaping
  3. c negative
  4. d reinforcement over punishment
  5. e unconditioned stimulus

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Associative learning
  2. fixed-ratio
  3. retrieve sticks and balls
  4. Observational learning
  5. CS; UCS

5 True/False questions

  1. Dogs conditioned to salivate to stimulation of the thigh also begin to salivate when stimulated on other body parts. This best illustratesretrieve sticks and balls


  2. Five-year-old Trevor is emotionally disturbed and refuses to communicate with anyone. To get him to speak, his teacher initially gives him candy for any utterance, then only for a clearly spoken word, and finally only for a complete sentence. The teacher is using the method ofsweating in hot weather


  3. 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.fixed-ratio


  4. Which of the following is an unconditioned response?sweating in hot weather


  5. In explaining juvenile delinquency, B. F. Skinner would most likely have emphasizedFaulty child-rearing practices