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Learning and Conditioning

Learning and Conditioning Quiz

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1. What kind of reinforcement should you use if you want to a response to last without reinforcement long after it’s been learned through operant conditioning?

2. What is the tendency to respond to a new stimulus as if it’s the original conditioned stimulus?

3. A student sometimes got A’s on his midterm exams last year when he used his green pen to write the exams. Now he always takes his lucky green pens to exams. How did the student’s superstitious behavior arise?

4. A scalloped response pattern, in which responses are slow at the beginning of a time period and then faster just before reinforcement happens, is typical of which type of reinforcement schedule?

5. What is the procedure called in which reinforcement is used to guide a response closer and closer to a desired response?

6. Classical conditioning usually works best if which of the following occurs?

7. Which of the following terms means the tendency for conditioning to be limited by natural instincts?

8. With respect to taste aversion, which of the following is true?

9. In operant conditioning, what is the tendency for a response to happen only when a particular stimulus is present?

10. Students get a grade for a quiz that’s given once a week. What is this an example of?

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