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Quiz:  Learning and Behavioral Theory


 

This information gathered for this quiz comes from Psychology 101, Chapter 4: Learning and Behavioral Theory

 


Directions:  Respond to the following items with either true or false.  When you have responded to all items, click the Score button at the bottom of the page.


1.

B. F. Skinner is considered the father of behaviorism.
    True
    False

2.

In the original classical conditioning experiments, the sound of the bell is considered the conditioned response.
    True
    False

3.

In the original classical conditioning experiments, the salivation after being presented with food is considered an unconditioned response.
    True
    False

4.

In Operant conditioning, the response comes after the consequence.
    True
    False

5. 

Positive reinforcement refers to adding something positive in order to increase the probability of a behavior occurring.
    True
    False

6.

Negative reinforcement refers to the adding of something negative in order to reduce the probability of a behavior occurring.
    True
    False

7.

Slot machines work well because they are based on a variable ratio schedule of reinforcement.
    True
    False

8.

Not using a candy machine again after losing money one time represents a major problem with variable interval schedules of reinforcement.
    True
    False

9.

The experiments in classical conditioning were originally developed by Ivan Pavlov after accidentally stumbling on the phenomenon.
    True
    False

10.

Conditioning could be considered synonymous with learning in that a conditioned response occurs only after it has been learned.
    True
    False


 

 

 

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