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Question number: 140

» 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 (5) Response

a.

It explains why people wait endlessly for a late bus.

b.

It is extremely vulnerable to extinction.

c.

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

d.

It provides a reinforcement for nay response.

e.

It produces the highest rate of responding.

Question number: 141

» 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 (5) Response

a.

using emotion-focused coping.

b.

relying primarily on social support.

c.

using problem-focused coping.

d.

hiding hardiness

e.

displaying hardiness.

Question number: 142

» Thinking » 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 (5) Response

a.

Metacognitive theory

b.

Sperry theory

c.

Post-traumatic stress theory

d.

James-Lange theory

e.

Cannon-Bard theory

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