PSY 300 Wk 2 Knowledge Quiz
Concept: Classical Conditioning
1.As you drive down the street, a small rock hits your windshield.
You know that the small rock is not going to break through the windshield and hit you; however, you blink anyway. In this scenario, the rock hitting the windshield is considered what?
A. CS (conditioned stimulus)
B. CR (conditioned response)
C. UCS (unconditioned stimulus)
D. UCR (unconditioned response)
The correct answer is: C. An unconditioned stimulus produces an involuntary reflex.
2.What kind of learning can be achieved through classical conditioning? A. Learning that an event occurred
B. Learning that people have certain patterns of behavior
C. Learning that two events are associated
D. Learning that a behavior produces a particular result
The correct answer is: C. Pavlov discovered that by ringing a bell (producing a neutral stimulus), the dogs would salivate in anticipation of their food (unconditioned stimulus). Thus, the bell is associated with the dogs salivating; the two events are related. 3.In a typical classical conditioning paradigm, the unconditioned stimulus (UCS) is paired with which of the following?
A. A different unconditioned stimulus
B. A conditioned response
C. An unconditioned response
D. A neutral stimulus
The correct answer is: D. Pavlov paired the unconditioned stimulus (meat) to the neutral stimulus (the bell). The
unconditioned stimulus creates an automatic or involuntary reflex to salivate.
10.Classical conditioning was originally proposed by whom?
A. John Watson
B. Edward Thorndike
C. Ivan Pavlov
D. B. F. Skinner
The correct answer is: C. Classical