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5 Matching questions

  1. habituation
  2. insigth learning
  3. secondary reinforcer
  4. variable-interval schedule
  5. discrimination
  1. a Learning that occurs when a person or animal suddenly grasps what something means and incorporates that new knowledge into old knowledge (Aaa-HA moment)
  2. b a reinforcement that represents a primary enforcer such as Money. Green paper has no actual value but it represents things you can buy (food which is primary reinforcer)
  3. c in operant conditioning, a schedule of reinforcement that reinforces a response at unpredictable time intervals
  4. d in classical conditioning, the learned ability to distinguish between a conditioned stimulus and stimuli that do not signal an unconditioned stimulus
  5. e decreasing responsiveness with repeated stimulation. As infants gain familiarity with repeated exposure to a visual stimulus, their interest wanes and they look away sooner

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. in operant conditioning, any event that strengthens the behavior it follows
  2. in operant conditioning, a schedule of reinforcement that reinforces a response only after a specified time has elapsed
  3. a relatively permanent change in an organism's behavior due to experience.
  4. any stimulus such as a stop sign or a doorknob that provides the organism with a cue for making a certain response in order to obtain reinforcement
  5. reinforcing the desired response every time it occurs

5 True/False questions

  1. respondant behaviorbehavior that occurs as an automatic response to some stimulus


  2. operant chambera chamber, also known as a Skinner box, containing a bar or key that an animal can manipulate to obtain a food or water reinforcer, with attached devices to record the animal's rate of bar pressing or key pecking


  3. spontaneous recovery (in operant conditioning)In classical conditioning, the reappearance of an extinguished response after a period of nonexposure to the conditioned stimulus. Events that occurs when the CS again elicits the CR after extinction has occured


  4. operant behaviorbehavior that operates on the environment, producing consequences


  5. prosocial behaviorpositive, constructive, helpful behavior; the opposite of antisocial behavior