Behavior Modification In The Classroom

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This quiz is to test the accuracy of the presentation of Behavior Modification by B. F. Skinner and the attainment of the information presented by the listener.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the difference between positive and negative reinforcement?
  • 2. 
    How would you apply behavior modification into the classroom using this example? Erin is a good student most of time, but upon completing an assignment she begins to disturb other students.
  • 3. 
    How could it be a mistake for a teacher to punish a child?
    • A. 

      The child may need a stricter form of punishment

    • B. 

      A teacher may discourage the child from learning

    • C. 

      A rewards should be used more than punishment

    • D. 

      Punishment could reinforce the behavior because of the attention

  • 4. 
    Extinction is achieved when...?
    • A. 

      An inappropriate behavior is ignored and an appropriate behavior is reinforced

    • B. 

      An inappropriate behavior is reinforced and an appropriate behavior is ignored

    • C. 

      An appropriate behavior is ignored and an inappropriate behavior is reinforced

    • D. 

      An appropriate behavior is reinforce

  • 5. 
    Providing a "Time-out" could be useful if...?
    • A. 

      A child is able to be reinforced for good behavior in a stimulating room

    • B. 

      A child is given explanation for the time and in a less reinforcing (stimulating) environment

  • 6. 
    What are possible negative side-effects of using punishment?
    • A. 

      A student may stop learning.

    • B. 

      A student may damage school property.

    • C. 

      The Student will continue to seek attention.

    • D. 

      A student will become disruptive.

    • E. 

      All the above

  • 7. 
    A scheduled reinforcement that praises a student after every 20 minutes of reading is an example of a...?
    • A. 

      Fixed Interval of reinforcement

    • B. 

      Variable Interval of reinforcement

  • 8. 
    A scheduled reinforcement that praises a student every time after doing 15, 25, 30, and 10 minutes of reading with an average of 20 minutes is an example of a...?
    • A. 

      Fixed Interval of reinforcement

    • B. 

      Variable Interval of reinforcement

  • 9. 
    A scheduled reinforcement that praises a student every time after doing 20 problems is an example of a...?
    • A. 

      Variable Ratio of reinforcement

    • B. 

      Fixed Ratio of reinforcement

  • 10. 
    A scheduled reinforcement that praises a student every time after doing 17, 23, 16, or 24 problems with an average of 20 problems is an example of a...?
    • A. 

      Variable Ratio of reinforcement

    • B. 

      Fixed Ratio of reinforcement

  • 11. 
    What is a conditioned reinforcer?
    • A. 

      Something that stimulates good behavior

    • B. 

      Something the class knows is good

    • C. 

      Any stimuli learned and desired by students

    • D. 

      Something that stimulates students to behave

  • 12. 
    A conditioned reinforce, such as a reward for good behavior, 
    • A. 

      Is a good strengthening reinforcer to verbal reinforcement.

    • B. 

      Is a not wise to backup a general reinforcer

  • 13. 
                       is/are a possible reinforcer for the classroom.
  • 14. 
    What is a token economy?  (Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      A use of general rewards to be exchanged for backup reinforcers

    • B. 

      A use of currency given to reinforce good behavior by the teacher

    • C. 

      An exchange of currency for desirable backup reinforces by students

    • D. 

      A coin economy to take the place of real money in a school

  • 15. 
    Rewards can be...?
    • A. 

      An intrinsic motivator

    • B. 

      A crutch for good behavior and learning

  • 16. 
    An intrinsic motivation for students to learn can be...?
    • A. 

      Crushed by a reward system for good behavior

    • B. 

      Given by a teacher through reinforcement with rewards

  • 17. 
    What can be an unconditioned reinforcer? (Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Water

    • B. 

      Food

    • C. 

      Toys

    • D. 

      Games

  • 18. 
    What did B.F. Skinner base his behavior modification off of?
    • A. 

      Stimulus reaction

    • B. 

      Pavlov's Classic conditioning

  • 19. 
    What did B.F. Skinner use for his research in Behavior Modification?
    • A. 

      Pigeons

    • B. 

      Ducks

    • C. 

      Dogs

    • D. 

      Platypuses

  • 20. 
    Would you use all or part of behavior modification in you Classroom Management Plan?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Maybe

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