Ch. 6 Learning Quiz

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  • 1. 
    . In __________ reinforcement, the reinforcer follows every correct response.
    • A. 

      intermittent

    • B. 

      Partial

    • C. 

      Negative

    • D. 

      Continuous

  • 2. 
    In Pavlov's experiments with dogs, salivation was the
    • A. 

      Conditioned response.

    • B. 

      Unconditioned stimulus.

    • C. 

      Conditioned stimulus

    • D. 

      Unconditioned response.

  • 3. 
    The presentation of an aversive stimulus or the removal of a positive stimulus are both examples of
    • A. 

      negative reinforcement.

    • B. 

      Punishment.

    • C. 

      positive reinforcement.

    • D. 

      Secondary reinforcement

  • 4. 
    If you have a snake phobia because you once heard a loud noise while looking at a snake, for you a snake is a(n)
    • A. 

      US.

    • B. 

      CS.

    • C. 

      UR.

    • D. 

      CR.

  • 5. 
    If the conditioned stimulus is presented many times without reinforcement, we can expect
    • A. 

      an increase in stimulus generalization.

    • B. 

      The strength of the UR to increase.

    • C. 

      An increase in response generalization.

    • D. 

      Extinction to occur.

  • 6. 
    A child has learned to avoid a furry, black cat. However, she still plays with her grandmother's short-haired tabby. Her response demonstrates
    • A. 

      negative transfer.

    • B. 

      Extinction.

    • C. 

      Discrimination.

    • D. 

      Successive approximation.

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Variable interval

    • B. 

      Variable ratio

    • C. 

      fixed interval

    • D. 

      Fixed ratio

  • 8. 
    In Pavlov's experiments with dogs, the conditioned stimulus was the
    • A. 

      food.

    • B. 

      Bell.

    • C. 

      Salivation to the food

    • D. 

      Salivation to the bell.

  • 9. 
    In Pavlov's experiments with dogs, the bell (prior to conditioning) was the
    • A. 

      Neutral stimulus.

    • B. 

      Unconditioned stimulus.

    • C. 

      Conditioned stimulus.

    • D. 

      Unconditioned response.

  • 10. 
    Jimmy helps his father put away the dishes after dinner. Jimmy's father wants to increase the probability of this behavior and will be most successful by praising Jimmy
    • A. 

      after all the dishes are put away.

    • B. 

      At bedtime.

    • C. 

      The next morning at breakfast.

    • D. 

      The next time they are putting away dishes.

  • 11. 
    After a response has been extinguished, it will often reappear after a short time has passed. This is called
    • A. 

      adaptiveness.

    • B. 

      expectation checking.

    • C. 

      Extinction recovery.

    • D. 

      Spontaneous recovery.

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      tokens.

    • B. 

      primary reinforcers.

    • C. 

      Generalized reinforcers.

    • D. 

      Prepotent responses

  • 13. 
    A student does a good job on math problems for homework, and the teacher awards a sticker. This demonstrates the use of
    • A. 

      extinction.

    • B. 

      Reinforcement.

    • C. 

      Spontaneous recovery.

    • D. 

      Antecedents.

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      Continuous

    • B. 

      Fixed interval

    • C. 

      Variable interval

    • D. 

      Fixed ratio

  • 15. 
    Operant conditioning was studied by
    • A. 

      Pavlov.

    • B. 

      Maslow.

    • C. 

      Freud.

    • D. 

      Skinner.

  • 16. 
    Which of the following might serve as a secondary reinforcer?
    • A. 

      sex

    • B. 

      Grades

    • C. 

      Food

    • D. 

      A pain-relieving drug

  • 17. 
    In a classic experiment, "Little Albert," a very young boy, was conditioned to be afraid of a rat. He also became fearful of white furry rabbits and bearded men. This is an example of
    • A. 

      Spontaneous recovery.

    • B. 

      Higher order conditioning.

    • C. 

      Extinction.

    • D. 

      Stimulus generalization

  • 18. 
    Negative reinforcement __________ responding; punishment __________ responding.
    • A. 

      Increases; increases

    • B. 

      Decreases; decreases

    • C. 

      increases; decreases

    • D. 

      Decreases; increases

  • 19. 
    • A. 

      Continuous and fixed interval.

    • B. 

      Fixed interval and variable interval.

    • C. 

      Variable interval and variable ratio.

    • D. 

      Fixed ratio and variable ratio.

  • 20. 
    __________ occurs when making a response removes an unpleasant event.
    • A. 

      Positive reinforcement

    • B. 

      Negative reinforcement

    • C. 

      Extinction

    • D. 

      Punishment