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1 according to the text learning involves
b. a relatively permanent change in behavior due to experience
9 John B Watson considered himself to be a(n)
2. If a sea slug on repeated occasions receives an electric shock just after being squirted with water, its protective withdraw response to a squirt of water grows stronger. This best illustrates
a. associative learning
3conditioning is the process of
learning associations
4 the first experimental studies of the associative learning were conducted by
5 The "psychic secretions" that Pavlov initially considered an annoyance were
Conditioned responses
6Pets who learn that the sound of an electric can opener signals the arrival of their food illustrate
Classic Conditioning
7 Children often learn to associate pushing a vending machine button with the arrival of their food. This best illustrates the process underlying
Operant conditioning
8 After one chimpanzee sees a second chimp open a box that contains a food reward, the first animal opens a similar box with great speed. This best illustrates
Observational learning
10 Last year, Dr Moritano cleaned Natasha's skin with rubbing alcohol prior to administering each of a series of painful rabies vaccination shots. Which of the following processes accounts for the fact that Natasha currently becomes fearful every time she smells rubbing alcohol?
A classical conditioning
11 In pavlov's experiments, the dogs salvation triggered by the taste of food was a(n)
A unconditioned response
12 If a tone causes a dog to salivate because it has regularly been associated with the presentation of food, the tone is called a(n)
conditioned stimulus
32 Purchasing state lottery tickets is reinforced with monetary winnings on a ___ schedule.
a variable ratio
33 Asking women for dates is most likely to be reinforced on a ___ schedule.
a variable ratio
50 Desensitization and imitation are 2 factors that contribute to
a the violence-viewing effect
35 Watching the night sky for shooting stars is likely to be reinforced on a ___ schedule.
a variable-interval
49Children of abusive parents often learn to be aggressive by imitating their parents. This illustrates the importance of
b observational learning
48 Skinner is to shaping as Bandura is to
38 A child who is punished for swearing at home but reinforced for swearing on the school playground is most likely to demonstrate a patterned habit of swearing that is indicative of
a discrimination
46 Mirror neurons provide a biological basis for
a observational learning
39 Operant response rates remain highest when individuals anticipate that their behavior will actually lead to further reinforcement. This best illustrates the importance of ___ in operant conditioning.
a cognitive processes
37 Negative reinforcers ___ the rate of operant responding
a increase; decrease
34 An executive in a computer software firm works with his office door closed. At the same time every day 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 is typical of responses that are reinforced on a ___ schedule
a fixed-interval
21 Months after she was raped, Courtney's heart pounds with fear merely at the sight of the place where she was attacked. The location of her heart attack is most likely a(n) ____ for Courtney's anxiety
a conditioned stimulis
13 A real estate agent showed Gavin several pictures of lakeshore property while they were eating a delicious, mouthwatering meal. Later when Gavin was given a tour of the property, he drooled with delight. For Gavin, the lakeshore property was a
36 The introduction of a pleasant stimulus is to ___ as the withdrawal of a pleasant stimulus is to __.
a reinforcement; punishment
14 In classical conditioning the _____ signals the impending occurrence of the ______.
47 Who highlighted the importance of observational learning?
15 Extinction occurs when a ____ is no longer paired with a ___.
45 A learned association between a response and a consequence is central to
a operant learning
16 Spontaneous recovery refers to the
a reappearance, after a pause, of an extinguished conditioned response
18 The ability to distinguish between a conditioned stimulus and similar stimuli that do not signal an unconditioned stimulus is called
a discrimination
17 Monica's psychotherapist reminds her so much of her own father that she has many of the same mixed emotional reactions to him that she has to her own dad. Her reactions to her therapist best illustrate the importance of
a generalization
19 Jacqueline is sexually aroused by the sight of her handsome boyfriend but not by the sight of her equally handsome brother. This best illustrates the value of
a discrimination
20 Pavlov's research on classical conditioning was important because
a so many different species of animals, including humans, can be classically conditioned
22 In which form of learning is behavior said to be influenced by its consequences?
a operant conditioning
23 B.F. Skinners work elaborated what E.L. Thorndike had called
a the law of effect
24 Shaping is a(n) ____ procedure.
a operant conditioning
25 Five year old Trevor is emotionally disturbed and refused to communicate with anyone. To get him to speak, his teachers initially gives him candy for any utterance, then only for a clearly spoken word, and finally for a complete sentence. The teacher using the method of
26 An event that increases the frequency of the behavior that it follows is a(n)
27 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)
a positive reinforce
28 Receiving delicious food is to escaping electric shock as ____ is to ____.
a positive reinforce; negative reinforce
29 Any stimulus that, when removed after a response strengthens the response is called a(n)
a negative reinforcer
30 Mason, a stockbroker, runs 2 miles every day after work because it reduces his level of stress. Mason's running habit is maintained by a ___ reinforcer .
31 Four-year-old Della asks her mother for a special treat every time they go to the grocery store. At first her mother granted every request, but now she does so less consistently. Research suggests that Della will
a continue to ask for a treat every time she foes to the store
40 If rats are allowed to wander through a complicated maze, they will subsequently run the maze with few errors when a food reward is placed at the end. Their good performance demonstrates
b latent learning
41 Using rewards to bribe people to engage in an activity they already enjoy is most likely to inhibit
d intrinsic motivation
42 B.F. Skinner believed that teaching machines could promote effective learning because they allowed for both
a shaping and immediate reinforcement
43 Which of the following is LEAST likely to be considered an important component of effective student instruction involving the use of interactive software?
a respondent behavior
44 when grocery shopping with his mother, 4 year old Hakim sometimes throws temper tantrums if his mother refuses his requests for a particular snack food. Parent-training experts would suggest that his mother should
a continue shopping while ignoring his tantrums
51 In Pavlov's experiments, the dog's salvation triggered by the wound of the tone was a(n)
A presentation of food in the dogs mouth
52 In pavlovs experiments, the dogs salivation triggered by the sound of the tone was a(n)
AConditioned response
53 A geometric figure is most likely to become sexually arousing is presented shortly
aBefore an appropriate US
54.Toddlers taught to fear speeding cars may also begin to fear speeding trucks and motorcycles. This best illustrated
a. generalization
55.The Predictability rather than the frequency of CS-US associations appears to be crucial for classical conditioning. This highlights the importance of ______in conditioning
a cognitive processing
56.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
a. unconditioned stimulis
57.Which of the following is an example of the respondent behavior
a.blused when embarassed
58.A Skinner box is a(n)
a.Chamber containing a bar or key that an animal can manipulate to obtain a reward
59.You would be most likely to use operant conditioning to teach a dog to
a. retrive sticks and balls
60.An animal trainer is teaching a miniature poodle to balance on a ball. Initially, he gives the poodle a treat for approaching the ball, the only for placing its front paws on the ball, and finally for climbing on the ball. The trainer is using the method of
a.Successive approximations
61.Because Mr. Baron demonstrates appreciation only for very good classroom answers, his students have stopped participating in class. Mr. Baron most clearly needs to be informed of the value of
62.Positive reinforcers ___the rate of operant responding, and negative reinforcers ___the rate of operant responding
63.A response is learned most rapidly and is most resistant to extinction if it is acquired under conditions of
a.Continuous reinforcement followed by partial reinforcement
64.Resistance to extinction is most strongly encouraged by ___reinforcement
65.A fixedratio schedule of reinforcement is one in which a response is reinforced only after a(n)
a.Specified number of responses have been made
66.One the first day of class, Professor Wallace tells geography students that pop quizzes will be given at unpredictable times throughout the semester. Clearly, studying for Professor Wallace's surprise quizzes will be reinforced on a _____ schedule
67. Positive punishment is the introduction of a(n) ____stimulus following a behavior and negative punishment is with withdrawal of a(n)____ stimulus following a behavior
a.Aversive; pleasant
68.The use of physical punishment may
a.Have all of these results
69.The desire to perform a behavior due to promised rewards or threats of punishment involves
a.Extrinsic motivation
70.According to B.F. Skinner, human behavior is controlled primarily by
a.external influences
71.Both classical and operant conditioning are forms of
a. Associative learning
72.Jeremy wears his baseball cap backward because he noticed his older brother does so. This illustrates the importance of
73.We find it harder to frown when viewing a smile then when viewing a frown. This can most clearly be attributed to
a. Mirror Neurons
74.In a well-known experiment, preschool children pounded and kicked a large inflated BoBo doll that an adult had just beaten on. This experiment served to illustrate the importance of
a.Observational learning
75.Correlation studies show that prolonged viewing of televised violence_____ increased rates of violent behavior