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  • Q1

    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:

    spontaneous recovery.

    negative reinforcement.

    observational learning.

    respondent behavior.

    operant conditioning.

    30s
  • Q2

    Which of the following behaviors is typically reinforced on a variable ratio schedule?

    inserting coins into a slot machine.

    getting a free sandwich after purchasing ten.

    paying a cashier for a candy bar

    studying for unexpected quizzes

    checking the mailbox to see if the mail has come

    30s
  • Q3

    The researcher most closely associated with the study of classical conditioning is:

    Skinner.

    Bandura.

    Pavlov.

    Thorndike.

    Deci.

    30s
  • Q4

    Jim decides to seek treatment for his alcoholism that involves taking a medication that causes nausea when paired with alcohol. What type of treatment has Jim chosen?

    Behaviorism

    Psychoanalytic

    Gestalt

    Neuroscience

    Humanism

    30s
  • Q5

    In classical conditioning, the ________ signals the impending occurrence of the ________.

    CS; US

    UR; CR

    US; CR

    CR; UR

    US; CS

    30s
  • Q6

    Long after being bitten by a stray dog, Alonzo found that his fear of dogs seemed to have disappeared. To his surprise, however, when he was recently confronted by a stray dog, he experienced a sudden twinge of anxiety. This sudden anxiety best illustrates:

    latent learning.

    spontaneous recovery.

    delayed reinforcement.

    discrimination.

    shaping.

    30s
  • Q7

    After recovering from a serious motorcycle accident, Gina was afraid to ride a motorcycle but not a bicycle. Gina's pattern of fear best illustrates:

    spontaneous recovery.

    negative reinforcement.

    shaping.

    conditioned reinforcement.

    discrimination.

    30s
  • Q8

    Lars, a shoe salesman, is paid every two weeks, whereas Tom receives a commission for every pair of shoes he sells. Evidently, Lars is paid on a _________ schedule of reinforcement, and Tom on a _________ schedule of reinforcement.

    continuous; intermittent

    fixed interval; fixed ratio

    variable ratio; variable interval

    fixed interval; variable ratio

    fixed ratio; fixed interval

    30s
  • Q9

    After receiving a painful shot from a female nurse in a white uniform, 3-year-old Vaclav experiences fear of any woman wearing a white dress. Vaclav's reaction best illustrates:

    extinction.

    generalization.

    shaping.

    spontaneous recovery.

    latent learning.

    30s
  • Q10

    Children learn to fear spiders more easily than they learn to fear flowers. This best illustrates the impact of ________ on learning.

    biological predispositions

    conditioned reinforcers

    shaping

    cognitive processes

    spontaneous recovery

    30s
  • Q11

    Animals most readily learn the specific associations that promote:

    survival.

    prosocial behavior.

    extrinsic motivation.

    shaping.

    social interaction.

    30s
  • Q12

    A patient who had long feared going into elevators was told by his therapist to force himself to go into 20 elevators a day. The therapist most likely wanted to encourage the ________ of the patient's fear.

    latent learning

    generalization

    shaping

    negative reinforcement

    extinction

    30s
  • Q13

    Learned taste aversion is a form of:

    habituation

    operant conditioning.

    observational learning.

    latent learning.

    classical conditioning.

    30s
  • Q14

    Laurie's thumbsucking has become habitual because she begins to feel less anxious whenever she sucks her thumb. This best illustrates the process of

    latent learning.

    operant conditioning.

    extinction.

    generalization.

    classical conditioning.

    30s
  • Q15

    A Skinner box is a(n):

    television projection device designed for use in laboratory studies of observational learning.

    aversive or punishing event that decreases the occurrence of certain undesirable behaviors.

    soundproofed cubicle in which organisms are classically conditioned in the absence of distracting noise.

    chamber containing a bar or key that an animal can manipulate to obtain a reward.

    “slot machine” used to study the effects of partial reinforcement on human gambling practices.

    30s

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