Pavlov, Watson, And Skinner

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Classical Conditioning Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz is a review on the theories of Classical Conditioning, Operant Conditioning, and the experiments of Pavolv's Dogs and Little Albert.


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  • 1. 
    The unconditioned stimulus:
    • A. 

      Means that behavior always gets rewarded

    • B. 

      Is an interval amount of time that passes before the behavior is rewarded.

    • C. 

      Assumes that behavior is observable and can be correlated with other observable events.

    • D. 

      Naturally occurs and causes a natural unconditioned response.

  • 2. 
    A desired behavior is rewarded every time it occurs. This is an example of:
    • A. 

      Shaping

    • B. 

      Continuous reinforcement

    • C. 

      Partial reinforcement

    • D. 

      Classical conditioning

  • 3. 
    Ivan Pavlov believed in:
    • A. 

      Behaviorism

    • B. 

      Classical conditioning

    • C. 

      Operant conditioning

    • D. 

      Continuous reinforcement

  • 4. 
    Shaping or successive approximation is:
    • A. 

      Behavior is learned through partial reinforcement

    • B. 

      Conditioned behavior based on consequences

    • C. 

      The association between behavior and response

    • D. 

      Small steps are rewarded until the end behavior is achieved

  • 5. 
    The term "Ratio" is defined as:
    • A. 

      The amount of time that must pass before the behavior is rewarded.

    • B. 

      The scientific term for learning.

    • C. 

      The number of times that a person must do the behavior before it is rewarded.

    • D. 

      Continuous reinforcement.

  • 6. 
    When a behavior is rewarded after an unpredictable number of times, which type of reinforcement schedule is it?
    • A. 

      Variable ratio schedule

    • B. 

      Fixed interval schedule

    • C. 

      Fixed ratio schedule

    • D. 

      Variable interval schedule

  • 7. 
    You stop doing a behavior because you are no longer getting rewarded for it. This is an example of:
    • A. 

      Positive reinforcement

    • B. 

      Negative reinforcement

    • C. 

      Extinction

    • D. 

      Punishment

  • 8. 
    Which of the following are examples of positive reinforcement?
    • A. 

      A behavior is rewarded

    • B. 

      A behavior is punished

    • C. 

      A behavior is lessened through extinction

    • D. 

      B and c

  • 9. 
    The 4 ways to alter behavior through operant conditioning are:
  • 10. 
    What is the formula for classical conditioning?
  • 11. 
    What are the 4 types of reinforcement schedules in operant conditioning?
  • 12. 
    The infant used in John B. Watson's famous fear experiment was named:
  • 13. 
    How did Pavlov stumble onto his theory of classical conditioning?
  • 14. 
    Define Skinner's extinction.
  • 15. 
    What did we learn from Watson's Little Albert Experiment?
  • 16. 
    Why did Watson believe that human behavior is the only true psychology?
  • 17. 
    The unconditioned response is a response that occurs naturally to the unconditioned stimulus.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 18. 
    The formula for classical conditioning is: UCS - UCR NS+UCS - UCR CS - CR
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 19. 
    Negative reinforcement occurs when something bad happens following a behavior.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 20. 
    Negative reinforcement occurs when something unpleasant is removed following a behavior.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 21. 
    B.F. Skinner's theory was called Classical Conditioning.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 22. 
    The neutral stimulus must be associated with the unconditioned stimulus in order to produce a condtioned response.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 23. 
    Skinner believed that there are 5 types of operant conditioning used to alter behavior.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 24. 
    Skinner was interested in Watson and Pavlov and expanded the classical conditioning theory to form operant conditioning theory.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 25. 
    Variable interval schedules are those where the behavior is rewarded after a specified amount of time has elapsed.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 26. 
    Pavlov, Watson, and Skinner believed that a person's emotions, experiences, and beliefs had nothing to do with learning.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE