Learning-Operant Conditioning (AP (Advanced Placement) Psychology): Questions 6 - 10 of 31

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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 (5) Response

a.

Positive reinforcement

b.

Punishment

c.

Negative punishment

d.

Positive punishment

e.

Negative reinforcement

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 (5) Response

a.

extinction

b.

avoidance learning

c.

spontaneous recovery

d.

habituation

e.

escape learning

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 (5) Response

a.

continuous schedule

b.

fixed interval schedule

c.

variable interval schedule

d.

variable ratio schedule

e.

fixed ratio 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 (5) Response

a.

Latent learning

b.

The Premack Principle

c.

Generalization

d.

Insight

e.

Positive reinforcement

Question number: 10

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

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

To ensure there are no negative consequences following the behavior

b.

To increase the likelihood that the preceding behavior will be repeated

c.

To decrease the likelihood that the preceding behavior will be repeated

d.

To add a primary reinforcer after someone does a proper behavior

e.

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

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