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Introduction to Learning in Psychology Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Sara feels anxious about solving fraction problems. Soon, Sara becomes anxious about attempting any mathematical problems. This is a phenomenon known as:

Question 2 2. Shaping involves reinforcing behaviors that _____.

Question 3 3. Which of the following statements is not true?

Question 4 4. A shaping program should be continued until the student can _____.

Question 5 5. Which of the following is not one of the five steps in the shaping process?

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Question 6 6. A child's weekly allowance is an example of a _____.

Question 7 7. Which of these is NOT a step in the shaping process?

Question 8 8. Keller and Marian Breland's raccoon experiment showed that:

Question 9 9. In Wolfgang Köhler's experiment, the chimp reached the banana by _____.

Question 10 10. Which psychologists conducted an experiment in which they trained raccoons to put coins in a piggy bank and rewarded the raccoons with food. This caused the raccoons to associate the coins with food. The researchers found that when they gave a raccoon more than one coin, the raccoon would sit and rub the coins together, because the raccoons' natural instinct to 'wash' food by rubbing it together was activated, thereby inhibiting classical conditioning?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following summarizes regarding research studies is not correct?

Question 12 12. Secondary, or conditioned, reinforcement is:

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

Question 14 14. When a person learns a response to a particular stimulus and then makes the same response to similar stimuli, it is known as what?

Question 15 15. What is the difference between negative reinforcement and punishment?

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Question 16 16. Bobby's parents have decided to use operant conditioning in order to get Bobby to clean. Bobby's parents have decided that they will check Bobby's room at random times throughout the week to see if it is clean. If Bobby's room is clean, then he will receive an allowance. This is an example of what type of reinforcement schedule?

Question 17 17.

FILL IN THE BLANKS:

_ (Blank) refers to the pairing of natural stimulus-response situations, with a neutral stimulus in order to develop a new relationship. In _ (blank), which deals with reinforcement and the strengthening of behaviors, learners are aware and make voluntary responses based on consequences.

Question 18 18. 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 19 19. Playing a slot machine, which provides inconsistently occurring payouts, is an example of a _____.

Question 20 20. In operant conditioning, changes in behavior are

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

Question 22 22. One conclusion of Albert Bandura's experiment is that _____.

Question 23 23. Which of the following is the BEST explanation of the purpose behind Merrill Flood and Melvin Dresher's game theory experiments:

Question 24 24.

FILL IN THE BLANKS:

(Blank) is a consequence that decreases the frequency of the response it follows. (Blank) is the strengthening of a behavior because something negative or unpleasant is removed from the situation, or in other words, the situation is escaped or avoided.

Question 25 25. Which of the following concepts that was created by Albert Tucker examines why two prisoner's might choose to cooperate with each other or might confess in order to save themselves?

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Question 26 26. 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 27 27. 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 28 28. Money, praise, and good grades are all examples of which of the following?

Question 29 29. How does insight learning occur?

Question 30 30. Why is scheduling useful in reinforcement?

Introduction to Learning 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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