AP Psychology: Learning & Conditioning Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. 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 2 2. In Wolfgang Köhler's experiment, the chimp reached the banana by _____.

Question 3 3. Sara feels anxious about solving fraction problems. Soon, Sara becomes anxious about attempting any mathematical problems. This is a phenomenon known as:

Question 4 4. In operant conditioning, changes in behavior are

Question 5 5. How does insight learning occur?

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Question 6 6. Watson was able to condition the baby to _____.

Question 7 7. Emily is in middle school and tries to imitate her sister, who plays volleyball really well. Which characteristic of effective models does this behavior fits under?

Question 8 8. 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 9 9. _____ are examples of primary reinforcers.

Question 10 10. Shaping involves reinforcing behaviors that _____.

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Question 11 11. What is the difference between negative reinforcement and punishment?

Question 12 12. According to Social-Cognitive theorists, all of the following statements are correct, EXCEPT:

Question 13 13. Mr. Zee claps his hands and his students immediately become silent. What is the clap?

Question 14 14. In Watson's experiment, the baby initially _____.

Question 15 15. What is negative reinforcement?

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Question 16 16. Playing a slot machine, which provides inconsistently occurring payouts, is an example of a _____.

Question 17 17. Why is it important to behave in an appropriate manner in front of children?

Question 18 18. A child's weekly allowance is an example of a _____.

Question 19 19. In the prisoner's dilemma situation featuring Bonnie and Clyde, the most favorable outcome for both prisoners is for

Question 20 20. 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 _____.

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Question 21 21. Giving a lab rat food every third time it presses a lever is an example of a _____.

Question 22 22. 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?

Question 23 23. A shaping program should be continued until the student can _____.

Question 24 24. How is the situation of the Cold War similar to that of the hypothetical scenario presented in the prisoner's dilemma?

Question 25 25. When the conditioned stimulus is no longer paired with the unconditioned stimulus, what occurs?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following statements is true about evolutionarily-advantageous bodily defense mechanisms?

Question 27 27. 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?

Question 28 28. Which of the following is an example of intrinsic reinforcement?

Question 29 29. Why is scheduling useful in reinforcement?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is the BEST explanation of the purpose behind Merrill Flood and Melvin Dresher's game theory experiments:

AP Psychology: Learning & Conditioning Chapter Exam Instructions

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