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Question number: 396

» Learning » Theories, Applications and Issues

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When a dog learns to jump through a hoop by receiving a reward of food each time it successfully goes through the hoop, it is an example of ________ conditioning.

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

Behavioral

b.

classical

c.

shaping

d.

operant

Question number: 397

» Learning » Instrumental Conditioning

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Emiko’s cat often meows for food. Emiko decides to eliminate the behavior by feeding the cat only when it does not meow. Over the next few weeks, she sometimes ignores the cat when it meows. Other times, she feeds the cat when it meows. Which of the following is the most reasonable prediction to make about the cat’s meowing for food?

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

It will disappear due to extinction

b.

It will increase due to a variable schedule of reinforcement

c.

It will remain unchanged due to a continuous schedule of reinforcement

d.

It will increase due to positive punishment

Question number: 398

» Social Psychology » Conformity, Influence and Persuasion

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As a news anchor, Craig is used to people approaching him to argue about things he reported. Though he loves his job, he is constantly explaining that just because he reports on an issue doesn’t mean he personally subscribes to it. In situations like this, people are

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

using the door-in-the-face technique.

b.

relying on the norm of reciprocity.

c.

rely on norms of associativity

d.

making a fundamental attribution error.

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