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MTLE Social Studies: Behavioral Science Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The first time Joe complimented his grandmother, she smiled and gave him a hug, a consequence he enjoyed. He learned that every time he is nice to his grandmother, she rewards him in a similar way. Now, he's more likely to be nice every time he sees his grandmother, due to this anticipated reward. What kind of learning did Joe use in this example?

Question 2 2. How are learning theories different from cognitive developmental theories?

Question 3 3. A pigeon receives a seed each time it pecks an electronic button on a device. If the button were to be turned off, the pigeon will peck at the button again and again, although no food comes out of the device. This is an example of _____.

Question 4 4. A conditioned response to a stimulus that is similar to the conditioned stimulus, but not exactly the same, is called _____.

Question 5 5. What does behaviorism claim about practicing psychological research?

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Question 6 6. The ability to be cognizant of your body's motion and position is called

Question 7 7. Prevailing theories in psychology suggest that the main factors influencing our personalities include all of the following EXCEPT:

Question 8 8. Sanjay is in Pre-Algebra, and his teacher explains the concept of solving an equation for the 'x' variable. Sanjay learns how to do this by thinking about it quietly and practicing several problems on a worksheet. What kind of learning did Sanjay use in this example?

Question 9 9. How did Piaget's theory of development differ from that of Freud?

Question 10 10. A personality trait is considered to be _____.

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Question 11 11. How is George Valliant important to the study of Freudian defense mechanisms?

Question 12 12. Our bodies making us thirsty when our water levels are low is an example of _____ Theory.

Question 13 13. According to structuralists, how is the structure of the mind created?

Question 14 14. According to Sigmund Freud, _____.

Question 15 15. Why did the use of developmental theories become popular for analyzing human growth?

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Question 16 16. A person who failed a class but tells people he got an A is experiencing denial. Why is this an unproductive way of dealing with disappointment?

Question 17 17. A person who 'accidentally' deletes a coworker's presentation because the coworker forgot their lunch date is expressing _____.

Question 18 18. A man who works late following a poor performance review is responding to a(n) _____.

Question 19 19. When water in a pool feels frigid at first, then becomes acceptably warm, we're experiencing

Question 20 20. What is the motivating factor according to Instinct Theory?

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Question 21 21. _____ are a person's usual ways of thinking, behaving and feeling.

Question 22 22. What makes Gestalt psychology different from structuralism?

Question 23 23. A runner who trains twice as hard after suffering a big loss in a race is experiencing _____.

Question 24 24. Your young daughter had never feared spiders. But after seeing you screech a few times a spider appeared in the house, she now cries whenever she sees a spider. This is an example of _____.

Question 25 25. Sasha is in a mechanics class, and she needs to learn how to put together an engine. She gets confused by reading the book or by watching others do it, but she learns quickly when given the chance to actually work with an engine and put it together herself. Based on this information, what kind of learner is Sasha most likely to be?

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Question 26 26. Lynette feels socially inept and has a constant fear of being shamed or rejected by others. As a result, she avoids interacting in social situations and is reserved in her close relationships. This is an example of a _____.

Question 27 27. A man who yells at his dog when he's upset with his girlfriend is experiencing _____.

Question 28 28. All of the following are characteristics of operant conditioning EXCEPT:

Question 29 29. Calvin is a singer who gets anxious when speaking to large groups. However, once he starts singing, he immediately feels confident and calm. This is transient action is an example of:

Question 30 30. Maria watches her mother use the lawn mower one week, the next week Maria is able to mow the lawn upon her first try. What kind of learning did Maria use in this example?

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