Copyright

Antecedent Influences on Behaviorism Chapter Exam

Exam Instructions:

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

Page 1

Question 1 1. Which of the following individuals thought of reflexes as complex reactions to a stimulus?

Question 2 2. _____ theory of associated reflexes was very similar to _____ theory of classical conditioning.

Question 3 3. According to psychologist _____, both animals and humans are more likely to repeat a behavior that is followed by a reward or reinforcement.

Question 4 4. Which psychologist placed cats into puzzle boxes to develop his law of effect theory?

Question 5 5. Which psychologist believed that all animal behavior was about forced movement?

Page 2

Question 6 6. The behaviorism school of psychology focuses on which of the following?

Question 7 7.

Jamie successfully taught her dog to sit on verbal command. Each time she would say 'sit,' Jamie would also snap her fingers. Eventually, her dog would sit whenever she heard Jamie snap her fingers, even if Jamie didn't give the verbal command.

In this scenario, what is the neutral stimulus?

Question 8 8. Which of the following answer choices contains the best example of the theory of classical conditioning?

Question 9 9. What did Pavlov originally set out to study?

Question 10 10. What produced the conditioned response in Ivan Pavlov's study AND what produced it in John Watson's study?

Page 3

Question 11 11. What did John Watson's experiment show?

Question 12 12. Which of these is a contribution that Pavlov made to psychology?

Question 13 13. What is the difference between an unconditioned response and a conditioned response?

Question 14 14. Thorndike is best known for the experiments in which he _____.

Question 15 15. Which of the following statements is part of Thorndike's Law of Effect?

Page 4

Question 16 16. When Thorndike started his experiments, he believed that if _____ behavior got rewarded, the subjects of study were more likely to repeat that behavior.

Question 17 17. Soheil tries a new study strategy to prepare for an important test, then gets an A on that test. According to Thorndike's Law of Effect, how is Soheil most likely to react?

Question 18 18. Which of the following typical classroom experiences might be based on the principles in Thorndike's Law of Effect?

Question 19 19. According to Vladimir Bekhterev, which of the following would NOT be a reflex?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is an example of Bekhterev's theory of associated reflexes?

Page 5

Question 21 21. Vladimir Bekhterev's theory of associated reflexes is most like the research and theories of which famous scientist?

Question 22 22. In order for the theory of associated reflexes to apply, two stimuli need to be _____.

Question 23 23. Behaviorists believe that human behaviors are _____.

Question 24 24. Whenever Joy's students behave, she gives them candy. This makes them behave even better. Through using rewards to shape her students' behavior, Joy is utilizing the research of _____.

Question 25 25. _____ is another word for forced movement.

Page 6

Question 26 26. Julia believes that people only behave the way they do because their environment forces them to act or to die. In this way, Julia is most like _____.

Question 27 27. Which of the following would a behaviorist most likely study?

Question 28 28. Kenny's daughter burned her hand when she touched a hot plate. Ever since, she's avoided touching any plates at all, even ones that aren't hot. Kenny believes that his daughter is acting that way because she's come to associate the plate with the pain of being burned. Kenny is most likely to agree with the theories of which scientist?

Antecedent Influences on Behaviorism Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

Psychology 312: History and Systems of Psychology  /  Psychology Courses
Support