Stimulus Generalization: Definition & Examples

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Stimulus generalization occurs when a stimulus similar to a(n) _____ elicits a similar _____ to the conditioned stimulus.

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1. Stimulus generalization occurs in both _____ and _____ conditioning

2. If a laboratory rat is conditioned to push a feeder bar for a food pellet after seeing a candy apple red light flash in its cage, according to the principles of stimulus generalization the rat would likely also push the feeder bar following the flash of a _____ light.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and attached worksheet will help gauge your understanding of stimulus generalization. Topics you will need to know in order to pass the quiz include conditioning and advantages of stimulus generalization.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quiz questions will test you on the following:

  • Defining stimulus generalization
  • Identifying when stimulus generalization occurs
  • Understanding the concept of conditioning
  • Recalling the advantages of stimulus generalization

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related science lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about conditioning in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding conditioned responses and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about stimulus generalization

Additional Learning

To learn more about what this topic, review the lesson called Stimulus Generalization: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Stimulus generalization
  • Classical and operant conditioning
  • Real world examples
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