Taste Aversion: Definition, Conditioning & Learning


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Which of the following is the best definition of taste aversion?

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1. In Garcia's and Koelling's research with rats and radiation...

2. Taste aversion is an example of

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your knowledge of the meaning and application of taste aversion. To pass the quiz, you'll need to know about an unconditioned stimulus and Garcia's and Koelling's research with rats and radiation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • The definition of taste aversion
  • Garcia's and Koelling's research
  • Type of response taste aversion is identified as
  • An application of taste aversion
  • An unconditioned stimulus before conditioning

Skills Practiced

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

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related taste aversion lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the research conducted by Garcia and Koelling on rats
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about what taste aversion is and the response it causes

Additional Learning

To learn more about taste aversion, review the accompanying lesson titled Taste Aversion: Definition, Conditioning & Learning. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify what taste aversion is and how powerful it can be
  • Review the research of Garcia and Koelling on taste aversion by looking at the effects of radiation on rats
  • Learn about Pavlov's theory of classical conditioning and how it relates to taste aversion
  • Recall the importance of taste aversion and how it helps aid in survival