NAME

Question types


Start with


Question limit

of 30 available terms

Advertisement Upgrade to remove ads
Print test

5 Written questions

3 Matching questions

  1. b
  2. d
  3. c
  1. a According to Skinner, a stimulus is a reinforcer if it:
    a. reduces a biological need
    b. induces a biological need
    c. increases the probability of the response that produced it
    d. decreases the probability of the response that produced it
  2. b If a dog salivates to a blue light and not to a yellow light, the dog is showing evidence of:
    a. spontaneous recovery
    b. conditioned emotional reactions
    c. stimulus generalization
    d. stimulus discrimination
  3. c You are watching a rat pressing a lever in a Skinner box to obtain food pellets. The rat is pressing the lever at a very high rate, and does not stop, even when a food pellet is delivered. In this example, the reinforcement schedule that is in place is most likely:
    a. a fixed-interval schedule
    b. a variable-ratio schedule
    c. a fixed-ratio schedule
    d. a variable-interval schedule

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Shaquille is a professional basketball player. He never knows for sure which of his shots will result in a basket, but the more shots he takes the more baskets he makes. In this example, Shaquille's shooting is being reinforced on:
    a. a fixed-ratio schedule
    b. a fixed-interval schedule
    c. a variable-ratio schedule
    d. a variable-interval schedule
  2. After owning a car with a manual transmission, Don buys a car with an automatic transmission. when first driving his new car, he keeps reaching for the nonexistent clutch and gear shift. This is a n example of:
    a. acquisition
    b. stimulus generalization
    c. stimulus discrimination
    d. shaping
  3. In a variable-ratio schedule, the reinforcer is given:
    a. after a fixed number of nonreinforced responses
    b. after a variable number of nonreinforced responses
    c. for the first response that occurs after a fixed amount of time has elapsed
    d. for the first response that occurs after a variable amount of time has elapsed
  4. the newest winning numbers in the state lottery are announced on the local television station every Saturday night, at the end of the news hour. people who are watching for the lottery numbers, will have their "watching" reinforced on:
    a. a fixed-ratio schedule
    b. a variable-ratio schedule
    c. a variable-interval schedule
    d. a fixed-interval schedule
  5. Learning to tie one's shoes is most likely acquired via the process of:
    a. operant conditioning
    b. reflexive conditioning
    c. spontaneous recovery
    d. classical conditioning

5 True/False questions

  1. cIn general, the longer the delay between a response and reinforcement:
    a. the faster conditioning proceeds
    b. the more effective the reinforcer becomes
    c. the more slowly conditioning proceeds
    d. the more likely it is that stimulus generalization will occur

          

  2. cIn classical conditioning, the stimulus that naturally evokes an unlearned response is the:
    a. conditioned stimulus
    b. unconditioned stimulus
    c. unconditioned reinforcer
    d. conditioned reinforcer

          

  3. aJosiah checks his electronic mail several times throughout the day. Some days there is mail each time he checks; sometimes several days go by with no new messages arriving. In this example, Josiah's behavior of checking his electronic mail is being reinforced on:
    a. a variable-interval schedule
    b. a fixed-ratio schedule
    c. a fixed-interval schedule
    d. a variable-ratio schedule

          

  4. cIn classical conditioning, the stimulus that is originally neutral in regard to the response to be learned is the:
    a. unconditioned stimulus
    b. unconditioned response
    c. conditioned stimulus
    d. conditioned response

          

  5. cWhen resistance to extinction is high it means that:
    a. responding will continue for a long time after reinforcement is discontinued
    b. responding will taper off quickly when reinforcement is discontinued
    c. responding will fail to show spontaneous recovery following a period of extinction
    d. shaping was done incorrectly when the initial response was acquired