Topics: Operant conditioning, Classical conditioning, Reinforcement Pages: 10 (841 words) Published: April 4, 2012
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Classical Conditioning: The Original View

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No; See pages 151-156

Classical Conditioning: The Contemporary View

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Operant Conditioning

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No; See pages 161-174

Cognitive Learning

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No; See pages 175-181

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With which of the following is Ivan Pavlov most closely associated?

Your Answer:

classical conditioning

It is important to remember that classical conditioning pairs a(n) __________ with a natural reflex-producing stimulus.

Your Answer:

neutral stimulus

A(n) _____________ is the learned response that comes to be elicited by a conditioned stimulus as a result of its repeated pairing with an unconditioned stimulus.

Your Answer:

conditioned stimulus
Correct Answer:

conditioned response
See page 153.

Suppose Mary is trying to get her son to stop playing in a busy street through extinction. Will extinction achieve her goal?

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Correct Answer:

It could, but it is not a wise idea to do so given the dangerous situation in question. See page 154.

In classical conditioning, _______________ is the learned ability to distinguish between similar stimuli so that the conditioned response occurs only to the original conditioned stimulus, not to similar stimuli.

Your Answer:

spontaneous recovery
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See page 155.

Pavlov discovered that after a rest period, his dogs would elicit the conditioned response after it had gone extinct. He termed this

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spontaneous conditioning.
Correct Answer:

spontaneous recovery.
See page 155.

When a conditioned response has been weakened in the absence of an unconditioned stimulus, the result is termed

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Extinction is

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elicitation of a CR to stimuli that are similar to but not identical to the CS. Correct Answer:

the gradual reduction and eventual elimination of the CR after a CS is presented repeatedly without the unconditioned stimulus (UCS). See page 155.

Pavlov demonstrated ___________________ when he taught dogs to respond to one tone but not the other.

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stimulus generalization
Correct Answer:

stimulus discrimination
See page 155.

Why would Watson and Rayner's experiment with Little Albert probably not be performed today?

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Inducing a phobia-like condition in an infant would be considered unethical. 11.

An important factor in conditioning is whether or not the conditioned stimulus provides information that enables the organism to reliably __________ the occurrence of the unconditioned stimulus.

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__________ established the law of effect, which asserts that if a stimulus followed by a behavior results in a reward, the stimulus is more likely to elicit the behavior in the future.

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See page 161.

In operant conditioning, ______________ is the tendency to make the learned response to a stimulus similar to that for which the response was originally reinforced.

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See page 163.

In operant conditioning, extinction occurs when reinforcement is

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See page 163.

Which of the following is NOT a secondary reinforcer?

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_______________ is a pattern of reinforcement in which some, but not all, correct...
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