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Skinner Box: Experiment & Theory

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A Skinner box gets its name from

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1. What was the Skinner box developed to study?

2. What is one thing that the Skinner box minimizes?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can use this quiz/worksheet combo to gauge your understanding of how and why the Skinner box is used. Topics you'll need to know in order to pass the quiz include the origin of the Skinner box and how experiments are conducted using this device.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Where the Skinner box got its name
  • What the Skinner box is meant to study
  • What the Skinner box minimizes
  • What is commonly used as a reinforcer in a Skinner box
  • The ability to recognize true statements about the Skinner box

Skills Practiced

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

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding examples of the use of the Skinner Box
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of reinforcement or rewards as a mean to influence behavior
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding why the Skinner box was developed

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, review the accompanying lesson called Skinner Box: Experiment & Theory. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify what the Skinner box is and who created it
  • Explain why the Skinner box was created
  • Note what experiments with the Skinner box focus on
  • Provide two examples to illustrate how the Skinner box is used
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