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Learning & Conditioning in Psychology Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of these is NOT a step in the shaping process?

Question 2 2. How would Mrs. Purdue implement learning by observation in her class?

Question 3 3. Which of the following describes a way in which modeling affects behavior?

Question 4 4. Why is scheduling useful in reinforcement?

Question 5 5. Which of the following is the BEST explanation of the purpose behind Merrill Flood and Melvin Dresher's game theory experiments:

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Question 6 6. One conclusion of Albert Bandura's experiment is that _____.

Question 7 7. _____ are examples of primary reinforcers.

Question 8 8. Watson was able to condition the baby to _____.

Question 9 9. Why is it important to behave in an appropriate manner in front of children?

Question 10 10. In John Garcia's experiments, the rats did not want to eat the things they'd been fed shortly before being irradiated. What is a plausible explanation for this observation?

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Question 11 11. In Watson's experiment, the baby initially _____.

Question 12 12. Classical conditioning involves _____.

Question 13 13. 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 14 14. 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 15 15. 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 16 16. Giving a lab rat food every third time it presses a lever is an example of a _____.

Question 17 17. A shaping program should be continued until the student can _____.

Question 18 18. A few years ago, Claudia ate a tuna fish sandwich that made her sick. Since then, she cannot eat tuna fish sandwiches. This is an example of _____.

Question 19 19. According to Social-Cognitive theorists, all of the following statements are correct, EXCEPT:

Question 20 20. In the prisoner's dilemma situation featuring Bonnie and Clyde, the most favorable outcome for both prisoners is for

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Question 21 21. Shaping involves reinforcing behaviors that _____.

Question 22 22. How is the situation of the Cold War similar to that of the hypothetical scenario presented in the prisoner's dilemma?

Question 23 23. Who was the behaviorist who developed the Operant Conditioning Chamber?

Question 24 24. In Wolfgang Köhler's experiment, the chimp reached the banana by _____.

Question 25 25. Peter observes Stephanie texting in class. Peter approaches Stephanie after class and states 'Don't you know texting is against school policy? You are going to get your phone confiscated.' Stephanie replies that she has been texting all year and none of the teachers have ever noticed. The next day, Peter brings his phone to class and starts texting. Which of the following effects of modeling does this situation illustrate?

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Question 26 26. McDonald's using Olympic athletes in its ads is classical conditioning because _____.

Question 27 27. Which of the following is an example of intrinsic reinforcement?

Question 28 28. What is the difference between negative reinforcement and punishment?

Question 29 29. How does insight learning occur?

Question 30 30. Which of the following statements is true about evolutionarily-advantageous bodily defense mechanisms?

Learning & Conditioning in Psychology Chapter Exam Instructions

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