Glencoe Understanding Psychology Chapter 6: Learning Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Thorndike is best known for the experiments in which he _____.

Question 2 2. Which of the following is NOT an example of an outward sign of learning?

Question 3 3. Why is scheduling useful in reinforcement?

Question 4 4. You set a goal to exercise more to lose weight. During your workout at the gym you write down the machines that you used, along with the pounds of weight that you lifted and the number of repetitions. This is an example of which of the following?

Question 5 5. When Thorndike started his experiments, he believed that if _____ behavior got rewarded, the subjects of study were more likely to repeat that behavior.

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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. 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 8 8. Why was B.F. Skinner so focused on observing people's behaviors?

Question 9 9. A shaping program incorporates all of the following, EXCEPT:

Question 10 10. Which of the following typical classroom experiences might be based on the principles in Thorndike's Law of Effect?

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Question 11 11. Mr. Zee claps his hands and his students immediately become silent. What is the clap?

Question 12 12. Which goal is most attainable for someone who is severely overweight?

Question 13 13. When the conditioned stimulus is no longer paired with the unconditioned stimulus, what occurs?

Question 14 14. Giving a lab rat food every third time it presses a lever is an example of a _____.

Question 15 15. You set a goal to exercise more to lose weight. At the beginning of the month, you were losing one to two pounds per week, but now your weight loss has plateaued. You decide to dedicate some time to review your exercise journal to see if you can determine any particular patterns that are emerging. This is known as what step in the behavior management plan?

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Question 16 16. Sara feels anxious about solving fraction problems. Soon, Sara becomes anxious about attempting any mathematical problems. This is a phenomenon known as:

Question 17 17. Emily is in middle school and tries to imitate her sister, who plays volleyball really well. Which characteristic of effective models does this behavior fit under?

Question 18 18. How would Mrs. Purdue implement learning by observation in her class?

Question 19 19. Which goal has the most appropriate time-frame for most people?

Question 20 20. According to Skinner, learning entails the student _____.

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Question 21 21. Secondary, or conditioned, reinforcement is:

Question 22 22. 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 23 23. What is negative reinforcement?

Question 24 24. According to Social-Cognitive theorists, all of the following statements are correct, EXCEPT:

Question 25 25. 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

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Question 26 26. Which of the following statements is part of Thorndike's Law of Effect?

Question 27 27. 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 28 28. Your child hates brocolli. Whenever she sees it on her plate, she pouts and whines until you give in and take the vegetable away to stop her whining. This is an example of:

Question 29 29. A shaping program should be continued until the student can _____.

Question 30 30. Your young daughter had never feared spiders. But after seeing you screech and react in fear a few times when a spider appeared in the house, she now cries whenever she sees a spider. This is an example of _____.

Glencoe Understanding Psychology Chapter 6: Learning Chapter Exam Instructions

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