Learning-Operant Conditioning (AP Psychology): Questions 6 - 10 of 29

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Question number: 6

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What is explained by a defendant who is harassed and tortured until he confesses?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

Positive reinforcement

b.

Negative reinforcement

c.

Positive punishment

d.

Negative punishment

Question number: 7

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In operant conditioning, the gradual disappearance of a response that is no longer followed by a reinforcer is known as:

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

avoidance learning

b.

escape learning

c.

spontaneous recovery

d.

extinction

Question number: 8

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While training her puppy to “sit, ” Mary rewards the dog every instance the dog correctly responds to the “sit” command. What schedule of reinforcement is used?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

fixed ratio schedule

b.

continuous schedule

c.

variable ratio schedule

d.

variable interval schedule

Question number: 9

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Ben is refusing to complete his homework on time. After learning about Ben’s love of trains, Mrs. Annie promises to reward Ben with a video on trains upon completion of his next two homework assignments. This is an example of:

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

Positive reinforcement

b.

Latent learning

c.

Insight

d.

The Premack Principle

Question number: 10

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What is the aim of reinforcement - be it positive and negative?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

To increase the likelihood that the preceding behavior will be repeated

b.

To decrease the likelihood that the preceding behavior will be repeated

c.

To decrease the likelihood that a negative reinforcer will follow a behavior

d.

To ensure there are no negative consequences following the behavior

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