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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. Learning
  2. Spontaneous Recovery
  3. Negative Reinforcement
  4. Operant Behavior
  5. Conditioned Response (CR)
  1. a increasing behaviors by stopping or reducing negative stimuli, such as shock
  2. b behavior that operates on the environment, producing consequences
  3. c the reappearance, after a rest period, of an extinguished conditioned response
  4. d in classical conditioning, the learned response to a previously neutral, but now conditioned, stimulus (CS)
  5. e A relatively permanent change in an organism's behavior due to experience

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Thorndike's principle that behaviors followed by favorable consequences become more likely, and that behaviors followed by unfavorable consequences become less likely
  2. The that psychology should be an objective science that studies behavior with reference to mental processes
  3. a desire to perform a behavior due to promised rewards or threats of punishment
  4. a schedule of reinforcement that reinforces a response at unpredictable time intervals
  5. in classical conditioning, a stimulus that unconditionally - naturally and automatically - triggers a response

5 True/False questions

  1. Generalizationthe tendency, once a response has been conditioned, for stimuli similar to the conditioned stimulus to elicit similar responses


  2. Punishmentan event that decreases the behavior that it follows


  3. Continuous Reinforcementreinforcing the desired response every time it occurs


  4. Variable-ratio Schedulea schedule of reinforcement that reinforces a response at unpredictable time intervals


  5. Operant ConditioningA type of learning in which an organism come to associate stimuli