Conditioned Stimulus: Examples & Definition


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One morning, a car runs a red light and hits Jenny at a prominent intersection on her normal route. After that, every time she approaches the intersection, Jenny's hands begin to sweat and her heart races. Which of these is the conditioned stimulus in the case of Jenny?

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1. Little Albert was shown a white rat, and he had no reaction to it. Then, he was shown the rat several more times, and each time he heard a loud noise that scared him and made him cry. Eventually, just the sight of the white rat was enough to scare him and make him cry. Little Albert became afraid of the rat because:

2. What is a conditioned stimulus?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How can one be conditioned to respond to specific stimuli? This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you quickly assess your understanding of this process and the examples that illustrate it.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Ability to recognize the conditioned stimulus in a fictitious scenario
  • Reason a child became conditioned to a stimulus in an example offered in the lesson
  • Definition of a conditioned stimulus

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding experiments conducted in classical conditioning and examples of conditioned stimulus
  • Knowledge application - use what you've learned to identify the role of the bell in Pavlov's experiment
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding conditioned stimuli

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Conditioned Stimulus: Examples & Definition. The lesson addresses the following objectives:

  • Describe conditioned stimulus
  • Identify the theory of psychology with which conditioned stimulus is associated
  • Provide details of a classic experiment that illustrated the idea of conditioned stimulus
  • Offer examples of conditioned stimulus