The Garcia Effect: Definition & Explanation


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Which of the following is NOT true of Dr. John Garcia's rat experiments?

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1. Gloria developed a taste aversion to lasagna. Which of these foods might she also avoid?

2. Which of the following statements is NOT true?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Garcia effect is a survival mechanism of humans and animals, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the concept. You'll be assessed on your understanding of Dr. John Garcia's work.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments focus on the following:

  • Importance of the Garcia effect
  • Sense related to the effect
  • Characteristics of Dr. Garcia's rat experiments

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychology lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the importance of the Garcia effect
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to apply the Garcia effect to a hypothetical situation

Additional Learning

To learn more about psychology, review the accompanying lesson, The Garcia Effect: Definition & Explanation. The lesson meets these objectives:

  • Learn about the work of Dr. John Garcia
  • Understand the Garcia effect
  • Define classical conditioning