Robert Rescorla: Biography & Psychology


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Who is the Russian physiologist that discovered classical conditioning?

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1. According to Pavlov, what is the key to conditioning?

2. Robert Rescorla is the founder of what theory?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Which theory is associated with Robert Rescorla? What are the details of his theory? You will have the opportunity to check how much you know about Rescorla and his findings using a brief quiz and worksheet assessment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Your ability to do the following will be tested when you use this assessment:

  • Name the Russian psychologist who discovered classical conditioning
  • State the key to conditioning as explained by this psychologist
  • Identify the theory that Robert Rescorla founded
  • Explain when the association between unconditioned and conditioned stimuli is the greatest
  • Describe which kind of contingency introduces stimuli with random frequency

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as which theory is attributed to Robert Rescorla
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding unconditioned and conditioned stimuli and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about classical conditioning

Additional Learning

You might be stimulated by the information you will find in the lesson titled Robert Rescorla: Biography & Psychology. Information discussed in this lesson includes:

  • Which experiment was conducted to demonstrate the theory of classical conditioning
  • In what decade Robert Rescorla developed his theory
  • The difference between excitatory and inhibitive conditioning