Behavioral Influences on Learning Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. A shaping program should be continued until the student can _____.

Question 2 2. _____ are examples of primary reinforcers.

Question 3 3. Fishing, in which you may catch something after 15 minutes, then another after 45 minutes, then another after two hours, is an example of a _____.

Question 4 4. Which of the following typical classroom experiences might be based on the principles in Thorndike's Law of Effect?

Question 5 5. Classical conditioning involves _____.

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Question 6 6. Which of the following statements is part of Thorndike's Law of Effect?

Question 7 7. Based on the Premack Principle, what kind of motivation is guiding our behavior when we are engaged in a hobby?

Question 8 8. When Thorndike started his experiments, he believed that if _____ behavior got rewarded, the subjects of study were more likely to repeat that behavior.

Question 9 9. Mrs. García has planned a shaping program. The first thing that she did was to clearly define the target behavior, and then she decided when to deliver the _____. Based on how Mrs. Garcia is planning the shaping program, it is likely it will succeed.

Question 10 10. Why is scheduling useful in reinforcement?

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Question 11 11. Megumi is currently in finals week, and she has to study for six different subjects in school. Her favorite subject is English, and her least favorite subject is psychology. In order to motivate herself to study psychology, she tells herself that after studying psychology, she'll be able to skip right to English. Megumi is motivating herself using what concept from psychology?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is an example of intrinsic reinforcement?

Question 13 13. On the first day of kindergarten Mrs. Rose's class appears nervous. Mrs. Rose allows the children to have free time to color and play with clay. Each day during the first week of school, Mrs. Rose allows the children free time. By the end of the first week, the children appear calm and enter the room with happy faces. For the children, the kindergarten classroom has become the

Question 14 14. John Watson experiment involved the unconditioned stimulus of _____.

Question 15 15. Watson was able to condition the baby to _____.

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Question 16 16. McDonald's using Olympic athletes in its ads is classical conditioning because _____.

Question 17 17. A child's weekly allowance is an example of a _____.

Question 18 18. The Premack Principle suggests that _____.

Question 19 19. Giving a lab rat food every third time it presses a lever is an example of a _____.

Question 20 20. Playing a slot machine, which provides inconsistently occurring payouts, is an example of a _____.

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Question 21 21. Who was the behaviorist who developed the Operant Conditioning Chamber?

Question 22 22. Secondary, or conditioned, reinforcement is:

Question 23 23. What is negative reinforcement?

Question 24 24. A shaping program incorporates all of the following, EXCEPT:

Question 25 25. Sara feels anxious about solving fraction problems. Soon, Sara becomes anxious about attempting any mathematical problems. This is a phenomenon known as:

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Question 26 26. Mr. O'Malley tells his students that if they all complete a difficult worksheet on time, they will be able to have an extra five minutes of recess. By letting the students enjoy a preferred activity after completing a less preferred activity, Mr. O'Malley is utilizing what basic psychological idea?

Question 27 27. Shaping involves reinforcing behaviors that _____.

Question 28 28. Mr. Zee claps his hands and his students immediately become silent. What is the clap?

Question 29 29. An instructor was doing a demonstration with her class. She had the students form pairs and look in each other's eyes. She then suddenly turned off the lights and blew a whistle. She repeated this process several times. Finally, she blew the whistle but left the lights on. To the amazement of the students as they watched, the pupils of their eyes began to dilate. Seeing the eyes dilate after the whistle blew with the lights on is an example of:

Question 30 30. Which of these is NOT a step in the shaping process?

Behavioral Influences on Learning Chapter Exam Instructions

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