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Welcome to The Classical Conditioning Quiz. There are different ways that people choose to train their pets. One of the most common is associating something with a specific reward. The mindset changes and the pet knows that another follows a given action. The key to helping conditioning work is repetitiveness. Take this quiz and see if you are as good of a trainer as you think. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which type of response must be paired with a neutral/conditioned stimulus in order for it to be considered classical conditioning?

    • A.

      Funny

    • B.

      Unconditioned

    • C.

      Conditioned

    • D.

      Voluntary

    Correct Answer
    B. Unconditioned
    Explanation
    In classical conditioning, an unconditioned response must be paired with a neutral/conditioned stimulus in order for it to be considered classical conditioning. The unconditioned response is an automatic and natural reaction that occurs without any prior learning. It is not influenced by any external factors or conditioning. Therefore, pairing it with a neutral stimulus allows for the formation of an association between the two, leading to the conditioned response.

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  • 2. 

    Conditioned food aversions require how many bad experiences?

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      100

    • C.

      1

    • D.

      5

    Correct Answer
    C. 1
    Explanation
    Conditioned food aversions require only one bad experience. This means that if a person has a negative experience with a certain food, such as getting sick after eating it, they may develop an aversion to that food and avoid it in the future. This aversion is a conditioned response, where the negative experience has been associated with the specific food, leading to a learned avoidance. It is not necessary for multiple bad experiences to occur for the aversion to be formed.

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  • 3. 

    In desensitization therapy, relaxation must be associated with what kind of stimulus in order for the therapy to yield successful results?

    Correct Answer
    anxiety
    irrational fear
    anxiety causing
    irrational
    Explanation
    In desensitization therapy, relaxation must be associated with anxiety and irrational fear in order for the therapy to yield successful results. By pairing relaxation techniques with anxiety-inducing stimuli or irrational fears, individuals can gradually learn to associate these stimuli with a sense of calm and relaxation, reducing their anxiety and fear over time. This process helps them overcome their phobias or anxieties and leads to successful outcomes in therapy.

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  • 4. 

    When the conditioned stimulus is no longer paired with the unconditioned stimulus, what occurs?

    • A.

      Extinction

    • B.

      Generalization

    • C.

      Discrimination

    • D.

      Nothing

    Correct Answer
    A. Extinction
    Explanation
    When the conditioned stimulus is no longer paired with the unconditioned stimulus, extinction occurs. This means that the learned association between the conditioned stimulus and the unconditioned stimulus weakens and eventually disappears. The conditioned stimulus no longer elicits the conditioned response because it is no longer associated with the unconditioned stimulus. This process is important in learning and behavior modification as it helps to eliminate unwanted behaviors or responses.

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  • 5. 

    Response acquisition is known as the " " phase?

    • A.

      Falling

    • B.

      Building

    • C.

      Increasing

    • D.

      Inspiration

    Correct Answer
    B. Building
    Explanation
    The term "response acquisition" refers to the process of acquiring or learning new responses or behaviors. In this context, the phase associated with response acquisition is called the "building" phase. This suggests that during this phase, individuals are actively constructing or developing their responses or behaviors.

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  • 6. 

    Intermittent pairing reduces_______________

    • A.

      Intermittent doesn't reduce anything

    • B.

      The final level of learning

    • C.

      The rate of learning

    • D.

      The rate of learning and the final level of learning achieved

    Correct Answer
    D. The rate of learning and the final level of learning achieved
    Explanation
    Intermittent pairing refers to the practice of alternating the pairing of a stimulus with a response during the learning process. This technique has been shown to have an impact on the rate of learning and the final level of learning achieved. By intermittently pairing the stimulus and response, learners are exposed to a varied and unpredictable learning experience, which can enhance their ability to generalize and apply their knowledge in different contexts. This approach promotes deeper and more flexible learning, resulting in a higher rate of learning and a greater level of mastery in the long run.

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  • 7. 

    If a subject is conditioned to fear dogs, the subject could generalize all of the following except?

    • A.

      Lion

    • B.

      Cat

    • C.

      Horse

    • D.

      Fish

    Correct Answer
    D. Fish
    Explanation
    When a subject is conditioned to fear dogs, they may generalize this fear to other animals that resemble dogs in some way, such as lions, cats, and horses. However, fish are very different from dogs in terms of their appearance, behavior, and habitat, so the subject is less likely to generalize their fear of dogs to fish. Therefore, the subject could generalize all of the given options except fish.

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  • 8. 

    Blocking usually results from________________

    • A.

      Prior conditioning

    • B.

      New learning

    • C.

      Daydreams

    • D.

      Sleep

    Correct Answer
    A. Prior conditioning
    Explanation
    Blocking usually results from prior conditioning. Blocking occurs when a previously learned association between two stimuli prevents the learning of a new association involving one of those stimuli. In other words, if an individual has already learned to associate a certain stimulus with a specific outcome, they may struggle to learn a new association involving the same stimulus. This is because the prior conditioning inhibits the learning of new associations, leading to blocking.

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  • 9. 

    Why is higher-order conditioning difficult to achieve?

    • A.

      Blocking

    • B.

      The possibility of discrimination

    • C.

      The possibility of extinction

    • D.

      Generalization

    Correct Answer
    C. The possibility of extinction
    Explanation
    Higher-order conditioning refers to the process of associating a neutral stimulus with a conditioned stimulus, which then elicits a conditioned response. However, this type of conditioning is difficult to achieve because of the possibility of extinction. Extinction occurs when the conditioned response weakens and eventually disappears when the conditioned stimulus is repeatedly presented without the unconditioned stimulus. In higher-order conditioning, since the neutral stimulus is not directly paired with the unconditioned stimulus, it is more likely to undergo extinction. This makes it challenging to establish and maintain the conditioned response in higher-order conditioning.

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