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What is Shaping in Psychology? - Definition & Examples

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

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

2. A shaping program incorporates all of the following, EXCEPT:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will test your level of understanding of shaping behaviors. You will be tested on how shaping reinforces behaviors and the outcome of a shaping program.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can gauge your knowledge of the following subjects with the assessment tools:

  • When to stop a shaping program
  • The success or failure of a shaping program
  • How shaping involves behavior reinforcement
  • Operant conditioning procedure that reinforces desired behavior
  • Components of shaping program

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to practice the following abilities:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on shaping behaviors
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer a question about the components of a shaping program
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding when a teacher knows when to stop a shaping program

Additional Learning

To gain more information about behaviors, go over the lesson called Shaping. The lesson involves the following objectives:

  • Identify what shaping is and the researcher who developed the theory
  • Review the order of the steps in the shaping process
  • Learn about what differential reinforcement is
  • Recall how shaping influences complex behaviors
  • Understand how a teacher can use shaping in the classroom
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