NAME

Question types


Start with


Question limit

of 30 available terms
(2 partial duplicates found)

Print test

5 Written questions

3 Matching questions

  1. b
  2. d
  3. c
  1. a In Pavlov's original experiment on classical conditioning, the unconditioned response (UCR) was:
    a. the sound of a tone
    b. salivation elicited by a tone
    c. the presentation of meat powder following a tone
    d. salivation elicited by meat powder
  2. b In 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
  3. c 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

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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. In the LIttle Albert experiment on conditioned emotional responses, the unconditioned stimulus was:
    a. the rabbit
    b. the rat
    c. the loud noise
    d. the fear reaction
  3. Pavlov found that meat powder placed on a dog's tongue will make the dog salivate. In Pavlov's terms, the meat powder is:
    a. an unconditioned stimulus
    b. an unconditioned response
    c. a conditioned stimulus
    d. a conditioned response
  4. 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
  5. When Diana was three years old she became terrified when the neighbor's budgie bird kept flying near her head. today she is afraid off all birds, including robins, pigeons, and blue jays. Diana's fear illustrates the classical conditioning process of:
    a. instinctive drift
    b. stimulus generalization
    c. stimulus discrimination
    d. negative avoidance

5 True/False questions

  1. cthe process of selectively reinforcing responses that are closer and closer approximations of some desired response is called:
    a. stimulus discrimination
    b. selection
    c. shaping
    d. step-wise conditioning

          

  2. cShaquille 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

          

  3. aPrimary reinforcers __________, while secondary reinforcers __________.
    a. depend on learning; satisfy biological needs
    b. satisfy biological needs; depend on learning
    c. are associated with classical conditioning; are associated with operant conditioning
    d. are associated with operant conditioning; are associated with classical conditioning

          

  4. dThe technique used to teach animals complex tricks, such as teaching pigeons to play ping-pong, is:
    a. respondent conditioning
    b. continuous reinforcement
    c. programming
    d. shaping

          

  5. aPrimary reinforcers __________, while secondary reinforcers __________.
    a. depend on learning; satisfy biological needs
    b. satisfy biological needs; depend on learning
    c. are associated with classical conditioning; are associated with operant conditioning
    d. are associated with operant conditioning; are associated with classical conditioning