Practice Quiz For Learning And Conditioning

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This is a practice Quiz for college-level students and learners about Learning and Conditioning. This will allow the students to review some basic concepts related to the theories of renowned psychologists like Ivan Pavlov, B. F. Skinner, Wolfgang Kohler and Thorndike. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Relatively permanent

    • B. 

      Sensitization

    • C. 

      Fixed

    • D. 

      Continuous

  • 2. 
    Habituation involves learning about a _____.
    • A. 

      Multiple stimuli

    • B. 

      Single response

    • C. 

      Single stimulus

    • D. 

      Multiple response

  • 3. 
    Which is correct about sensitization?
    • A. 

      It is a type of nonassociative learning.

    • B. 

      There is increase in a behavioral response.

    • C. 

      It typically occurs when noxious or fearful stimuli are presented.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    If the UCS is subsequently omitted, the CR will experience
    • A. 

      Reinforcement

    • B. 

      Extinction

    • C. 

      Learning

    • D. 

      Association

  • 5. 
    It reflects the preservation of the original CS-UCS association after extinction training.
    • A. 

      Reinforcement

    • B. 

      Spontaneous recovery

    • C. 

      Generalization

    • D. 

      Discriminatio

  • 6. 
    The best description for UCS is..
    • A. 

      A stimulus that automatically elicits a response

    • B. 

      A previously neutral stimulus that comes to elicit a conditioned response

    • C. 

      Produced by association

    • D. 

      Influenced by the intensity of learned response

  • 7. 
    In Pavlov’s experiment, ___ is considered an unconditioned response.
    • A. 

      Meat powder

    • B. 

      Sleeping

    • C. 

      Food

    • D. 

      Salivation

  • 8. 
    It is a change in the electrical activity of the skin that occurs during emotional stress.
    • A. 

      GSR

    • B. 

      UCR

    • C. 

      UCS

    • D. 

      CRT

  • 9. 
    Generalization is a reaction to _____.
    • A. 

      Pairing

    • B. 

      Similarities

    • C. 

      Differences

    • D. 

      Association

  • 10. 
    Excitatory conditioning is..
    • A. 

      It is an ability of a CS to decrease the probability or magnitude of a given behavior.

    • B. 

      It is an inability of a CS to increase the probability or magnitude of a given behavior.

    • C. 

      It is an ability of a CS to increase the probability or magnitude of a given behavior.

    • D. 

      It is an inability of a CS to decrease the probability or magnitude of a given behavior.

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      The CS must be a reliable predictor of the UCS

    • B. 

      There must be a higher probability that the UCS will occur when the CS has been presented than when it has not

    • C. 

      Both statement are correct

    • D. 

      Neither of the two statements is correct

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      Association

    • B. 

      Discrimination

    • C. 

      Generalization

    • D. 

      Extinction

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      Learning can be fearful

    • B. 

      Children do not respond to motivation

    • C. 

      Doctors are ineffective motivators

    • D. 

      Predictability is also important for emotional reactions

  • 14. 
    Punishment is the _____ of reinforcement.
    • A. 

      Opposite

    • B. 

      Principle

    • C. 

      Basis

    • D. 

      Equivalent

  • 15. 
    Skinner box is also known as..
    • A. 

      Simple latch

    • B. 

      Operant chamber

    • C. 

      Omission training

    • D. 

      Black box

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      Law of effect

    • B. 

      Stimulus aversion

    • C. 

      Reinforcement

    • D. 

      Habituation

  • 17. 
    The likelihood that you bring your date chocolate on Valentine’s Day will decrease if he or she gets mad at you for offering the caloric gift. This shows..
    • A. 

      Baseline level

    • B. 

      Omission training

    • C. 

      Restructuring

    • D. 

      Change stimulus

  • 18. 
    If leaving your apartment removes you from an unpleasant environment, then the time you spend away from your apartment will increase referring to..
    • A. 

      Positive reinforcement

    • B. 

      Negative reinforcement

    • C. 

      Positive punishment

    • D. 

      Negative punishment

  • 19. 
    When the dog is trained to catch a ball, you can give the animal a food reinforcer each time it approaches the ball until finally the dog mouths and grabs the ball referring to..
    • A. 

      Sensitization

    • B. 

      Omission training

    • C. 

      Shaping

    • D. 

      Extinction

  • 20. 
    Reinforcement is provided after a fixed number of responses.
    • A. 

      Fixed ratio

    • B. 

      Variable ratio

    • C. 

      Fixed interval

    • D. 

      Variable interval

  • 21. 
    Learning by trial and error is called:
    • A. 

      Classical conditioning

    • B. 

      Operant conditioning

    • C. 

      Positive reinforcement

    • D. 

      Stimulus