Behavior Analysis: Behavior Exam Practice

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Behavior Analysis: Behavior Exam Practice

Human behavior can be predictable or unpredictable depending on the situation one is found in. It is possible for one to study human behavior and know what you can expect from someone how to explain such. Take up the behavioral analysis practice quiz below to help in your upcoming exam. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Manipulating a students chair in a classroom setting to avoid distraction fro the window is an example of a manipulation of a
    • A. 

      Context variable

    • B. 

      Antecedent variable

    • C. 

      Confounding variable

    • D. 

      Ecological variable

  • 2. 
     By altering a variable between a setting event and a behavior we are utilizing what dimension of behavior analysis?
    • A. 

      Applied

    • B. 

      Analytic

    • C. 

      General

  • 3. 
    What is the most reasonable reinforcement method used for the development of stimulus control?
    • A. 

      More frequent reinforcement of a target behavior in the presence of the discriminative stimulus than in the presence of the S-delta

    • B. 

      Accidental reinforcement

    • C. 

      The Premack Principle.

    • D. 

      Extinction.

  • 4. 
    When altering variables based on the identification of functional relations, caution should be take to
    • A. 

      Avoid stengthening wanted behavior

    • B. 

      Avoiding confounding variable

    • C. 

      Avoid stenghtening unwanted behavior

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is NOT  an example of an ecological strategy to evoke appropriate behaviors?
    • A. 

      Providing choice

    • B. 

      Task variation

    • C. 

      Teaching to ask for breaks

  • 6. 
    Teacher wants to use incidental teaching to a student for the skill of washing hands. Which is the best example of how to do that
    • A. 

      Set up trials for hand washing

    • B. 

      Social story on hand washing

    • C. 

      Take student outside to play in mud and then call for lunch

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is NOT a procedure for determining a potential reinforcer for a student
    • A. 

      Send a list of reinforcers to parent and have them complete and cirlcle choices

    • B. 

      Have a set of reinforcers on a table and have student select

    • C. 

      Conduct an interview with the student and talk bout choices

  • 8. 
    By selecting candy as a reinforcer and deciding that the child can have 3 pieces for every correct response. The teacher has utilized which parameter of reinforcement:
    • A. 

      Timing

    • B. 

      Quantity

    • C. 

      Variety

  • 9. 
    The longer the latency of delivery of reinforcement the more likely
    • A. 

      Behavior will be reinforced

    • B. 

      Behavior will remain the same

    • C. 

      intervening response will be reinforced

  • 10. 
    Select the schedule of reinforcement being used in the example:Jamie gets a candy bar after every 10 questions answered
    • A. 

      Vr

    • B. 

      Fi

    • C. 

      Fr

    • D. 

      Vi

  • 11. 
    Select the schedule of reinforcement being used in the example:David gets to go to the play room after every 20 minutes that he works on his spelling.
    • A. 

      Vr

    • B. 

      Fi

    • C. 

      Fr

    • D. 

      Vi

  • 12. 
    Select the schedule of reinforcement being used in the example:Shawn wants a new car so he checks the ebay website all day hoping to find the car he wants.
    • A. 

      Vr

    • B. 

      Fi

    • C. 

      Fr

    • D. 

      Vi

  • 13. 
    Select the schedule of reinforcement being used in the example:Shawn wants a new car so he checks the paper once a day in the morning hoping to find the car he wants.
    • A. 

      Vr

    • B. 

      Fi

    • C. 

      Fr

    • D. 

      Vi

  • 14. 
    By placing a limited hold on an intervals of reinforcement the following is possible:
    • A. 

      Rate will increase

    • B. 

      Rate will decrease

    • C. 

      Rate will stay the same

  • 15. 
    By thinning a schedule of reinforecment gradually we actually avoid
    • A. 

      Satiation

    • B. 

      Decreased performance

    • C. 

      Increased aggression

  • 16. 
    We are using a crf-1 schedule we must be trying to do what to the behavior?
    • A. 

      Reduce strength

    • B. 

      Increase duration

    • C. 

      First strengthen a low rate behavior

  • 17. 
    Jesse has been keeping his hands to himself in the classroom for most of the school year. Our best schedule of reinforcement would be the following:
    • A. 

      Reward him with edible every time he shares without hitting

    • B. 

      Suprise him with verbal praise when he shares

    • C. 

      Ignore the behavior of sharing when it is shown

  • 18. 
    Jerry has to climb 25 stairs to get one drop of water. This is an example of
    • A. 

      Satiation

    • B. 

      Ratio strain

    • C. 

      Great effort in responding with a low probability of the behavior occurring

  • 19. 
    Jerry at most can walk up 8 stairs, but if Jerry walks up 10 stairs or more then he will get a glass of water. This is an example
    • A. 

      DRL

    • B. 

      DRH

    • C. 

      DRO

  • 20. 
    Jerry at most can walk up 800 stairs, but if Jerry walks up 10 stairs or LESS then he will get a glass of water. This is an example
    • A. 

      DRL

    • B. 

      DRH

    • C. 

      DRO

  • 21. 
    Jerry sits in a chair and is reinforced.
    • A. 

      DRL

    • B. 

      DRH

    • C. 

      DRI

  • 22. 
    Which of the following is a guideline for the use of punsihment
    • A. 

      Low intensity and high frequency

    • B. 

      Reduce stimuli

    • C. 

      Deliver high intensity every time it is given

  • 23. 
    Billy states he did not know that he broke a rule because he could not see the rules. Upon your review you discover the rules were not clear in their writing. This demonstrates which variable affecting punsihment effectiveness:
    • A. 

      Quantity of rules

    • B. 

      Intensity of rule selection

    • C. 

      Clarity of rules

  • 24. 
    Billy receives the punishment and now is very angry with the school and attacks a teacher the following day. This exemplifies which of the followingnegative effects
    • A. 

      May serve as a model

    • B. 

      Increase use by teachers

    • C. 

      Result in undesired conditioned emotional responses

  • 25. 
    Teacher wants to use extinction to ignore a student's tantrums.  She has in the past gone iover and given attention and at other times ignore the behavior. This pattern has gone on for months. This pattern makes the behavior:
    • A. 

      More resistant to change

    • B. 

      Less resistant to change

    • C. 

      More likley to be reinforced

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