Theories Of Learning & Educational Psychology Quiz

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Quiz on Theories Of Learning and Educational Psychology


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  • 1. 
    Process whereby an organism is made more responsive to certain aspects of its environment
    • A. 

      Habituation

    • B. 

      Sensitization

  • 2. 
         this term  refers to change in behavior potentiality
  • 3. 
  • 4. 
    John Locke proposed that the infant’s mind at birth is a _________, a black tablet and experience writes on it
  • 5. 
    This law as formulated by Thorndike states that “When someone is ready to performs some act, to do so is satisfying. When someone is ready to perform some act, not to do so is annoying. When someone is not ready to perform some act and is forced to do so, it is annoying.”
    • A. 

      Law of exercise

    • B. 

      Law of readiness

    • C. 

      Law of effect

    • D. 

      Revised law of exercise

  • 6. 
    he  He found that a newly hatched duckling would form an attachment to any kind of moving object and follow it as its mother provided the object was presented at the right moment of the duckling’s life
  • 7. 
    With reference to the previous question, this formation of attachment is called
  • 8. 
    This states that a learned response is most easily given in the direction in which it was formed.
    • A. 

      Principle of refutability

    • B. 

      Principle of association

    • C. 

      Principle of parsimony

    • D. 

      Principle of polarity

  • 9. 
    ______________ is synonymous to classical conditioning.
  • 10. 
    1.  Skinner distinguished two kinds of behavior, the  _____________ which is elicited by a known stimulus and the ___________ which is not elicited by a known stimulus but simply emitted by the organism.
    • A. 

      Respondent behavior;operant behavior

    • B. 

      Operant behavior; respondent behavior

    • C. 

      Deprived behavior;radical behavior

  • 11. 
    Thorndike concluded that learning is__________not insightful.
  • 12. 
          he believed that knowledge was inherited and was therefore a natural component of the human mind.
  • 13. 
    This is an unlearned or innate response in reaction to a specific class of stimuli
    • A. 

      Species-specific behavior

    • B. 

      Instinct

    • C. 

      Reflex

  • 14. 
    It refers to the translation of this potentiality into behavior.
  • 15. 
    According to Plato, all knowledge is reminiscence or recollection of the experience our soul had in the
    • A. 

      "highest of the heavens"

    • B. 

      "heaven above all heavens"

    • C. 

      “heaven which is beyond the heavens”

  • 16. 
          his theory of learning is similar to Watson’s theory. Both theorists accepted the ancient laws of contiguity and frequency.
    • A. 

      Guthrie

    • B. 

      Estes

    • C. 

      Tolman

    • D. 

      Pavlov

  • 17. 
    1.    Principle of __________ is the contention that a task will always be done in a manner that requires the least amount of effort or work.
  • 18. 
          The formation of an association between a certain drive state such as hunger and certain drive stimuli such as the foods one has accustomed eating. When a drive occurs, one actively seeks out the stimuli that have been associated with its satisfaction. It is one of Tolman's kind of learning.
  • 19. 
    _________is the stage of intellectual development in which children can deal logically with hypothetical events in addition to those events that they can experience directly.
  • 20. 
    This is the tendency to remember uncompleted tasks better than completed ones.
  • 21. 
      The name of the infant that John B. Watson conducted his famous experiment with. 
  • 22. 
    1.   _________________ is learning a skill under the condition in which practice trials are separated by a only a very short interval of time. 
    • A. 

      Distributed practice

    • B. 

      Massed practice

  • 23. 
    is    the gradual decreasing dependence on the physical environment and the increased utilization of cognitive structures.
  • 24. 
    TRUE OR FALSE: 1.      Locke’s philosophy, “there is nothing in the mind that is not first in the senses”
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Also known as ritualistic behavior