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Behavioral Perspective in Psychology Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which classroom technique listed below is currently banned by over half of the states in the United States?

Question 2 2. A shaping program incorporates all of the following, EXCEPT:

Question 3 3. Based on the Premack Principle, what kind of motivation is guiding our behavior when we are engaged in a hobby?

Question 4 4. Shaping involves reinforcing behaviors that _____.

Question 5 5. When the conditioned stimulus is no longer paired with the unconditioned stimulus, what occurs?

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Question 6 6. 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 7 7. 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 8 8. Which of the following is not a step in the shaping process?

Question 9 9. The Premack Principle suggests that _____.

Question 10 10. After discovering that dogs would salivate when food was presented to them, Ivan Pavlov conducted an experiment in which began pairing the food and a bell and after subsequent trials, just the bell was enough to cause salivation of the dog. Which of the following statements is true regarding Pavlov's experiment?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following methods tries to eliminate behaviors by removing any rewards, such as removing attention by ignoring the behavior?

Question 12 12. Which behavioral psychologist created the law of effect, which states that if a particular behavior is followed by a desirable consequence or a reward, that behavior is more likely to happen again in the future, and if a behavior is followed by an undesirable consequence or a punishment, that behavior is less likely to happen again in the future?

Question 13 13. Which of these situations best exemplifies the use of the satiation technique?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is an example of intrinsic reinforcement?

Question 15 15. Why is scheduling useful in reinforcement?

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Question 16 16. A schedule of reinforcement in which a response is reinforced after an unpredictable number of responses is called what?

Question 17 17. Which of the following answer choices best reflects considerations teachers must take when using the extinction technique?

Question 18 18. Mindy asked her parents for a new car. Mindy's parents told her that after she made a 3.5 grade point average for two semesters in a row, she would get a new car. This is an example of what type of reinforcement?

Question 19 19. McDonald's using Olympic athletes in its ads is classical conditioning because _____.

Question 20 20. According to the Premack Principle, which types of behaviors can be used as rewards, or reinforcements, for less preferred behaviors?

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Question 21 21. Which behavioral psychologists expanded on Ivan Pavlov's work on classical conditioning by conditioning an 8-month-old baby to associate a loud noise with a live white rat, causing the baby to eventually develop a fear of rats?

Question 22 22. Which of the following statements is not true?

Question 23 23. 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 24 24. 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 25 25. What is negative reinforcement?

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Question 26 26. When Thorndike started his experiments, he believed that if _____ behavior got rewarded, the subjects of study were more likely to repeat that behavior.

Question 27 27. Who was the behaviorist who developed the Operant Conditioning Chamber?

Question 28 28. All of the following are related to operant conditioning except which one?

Question 29 29. What occurs when a person learns a response to a particular stimulus and then makes the same response to similar stimuli?

Question 30 30. The Premack Principle states that you can guess what behaviors a particular individual enjoys more or less based on observing what aspect of those behaviors?

Behavioral Perspective in Psychology 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!

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