Theories of Learning-Operant Conditioning [GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) Psychology]: Questions 5 - 10 of 100

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Question 5

Operant Conditioning

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MCQ▾

If you give a child her favorite licorice candy for doing well in school and she continues to do well in school, the licorice candy is

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

neither a reinforcer nor a reward.

b.

a reward, but not a reinforcer.

c.

a reinforcer, but not a reward.

d.

a reward and a reinforcer.

Question 6

Operant Conditioning

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Role of reinforcement in learning was emphasized by ________.

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Pavlov

b.

Skinner

c.

Barron

d.

Watson

Question 7

Operant Conditioning

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MCQ▾

Teaching your cat to turn on the living room lights would best be accomplished by

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

classical conditioning.

b.

extinction.

c.

spontaneous recovery.

d.

shaping.

Question 8

Operant Conditioning

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MCQ▾

Reinforcement in operant conditioning is most effective when it is

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

response contingent.

b.

stimulus contingent.

c.

US-CS contingent.

d.

NS-CS contingent.

Question 9

Operant Conditioning

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MCQ▾

The greatest degree of resistance to extinction is typically caused by a ________ schedule of reinforcement.

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

fixed ratio

b.

variable interval

c.

fixed interval

d.

variable ratio

Question 10

Operant Conditioning

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MCQ▾

A child bitten by a white dog is not afraid of black dogs. This is an example of

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

shaping

b.

spontaneous recovery

c.

generalization

d.

discrimination