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Question number: 139

» Learning » Instrumental Conditioning

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Which of the following is true of a variable-ratio schedule of reinforcement as opposed to other schedules of reinforcement?

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

It provides a reinforcement for nay response.

b.

Of the various reinforcement schedules, it causes learning to occur the fastest.

c.

It is extremely vulnerable to extinction.

d.

It produces the highest rate of responding.

Question number: 140

» Clinical and Abnormal Psychology » Stress, Conflict, Coping

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At 65, Terry is diagnosed with cancer. Because the idea of cancer terrifies him, he refuses to believe that he has a sickness and does not get any treatments. When his physician informs him that his case has become terminal because he did not act, Terry tells his friends that his doctor doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Terry is

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

displaying hardiness.

b.

using emotion-focused coping.

c.

hiding hardiness

d.

using problem-focused coping.

Question number: 141

» Thinking » Theories, Applications and Issues

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The victim of a car accident has no psychological feeling in his body. He can, however, think and speak. The man notices that since the injury, his emotions have been practically nonexistent. This situation supports which theory of emotion?

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

James-Lange theory

b.

Cannon-Bard theory

c.

Sperry theory

d.

Metacognitive theory

Question number: 142

» Measurement and Methodology » Statistical Procedures

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Five hundred undergraduates were asked to report their favorite television show from a list of 100 different shows. What kind of scale can best organize the data?

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

F-scale

b.

Ratio

c.

Nominal

d.

Interval

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