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Question number: 5

» Learning » Observational Learning, Modeling

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In research social learning theory, Bandura conducted the famous Bobo doll experiment. Based on this experiment, what did Bandura conclude was important to social learning in children?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

Shaping

b.

Observational learning

c.

Primary reinforcement

d.

Rewards

Question number: 6

» 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: 7

» Learning » Instrumental Conditioning

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A placed in a “Skinner box” which is outfitted with a key for pecking and a chute that delivers food. Through shaping, the experimenter plans to condition the bird to peck the key in order to obtain food. The experimenter will need to use

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

autonomic conditioning

b.

differential reinforcement

c.

secondary reinforcement

d.

trace conditioning

Question number: 8

» Learning » Theories, Applications and Issues

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Which of the following is an example of secondary reinforcement?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

Smelling freshly baked bread

b.

Coming in second-place in a race

c.

Removing a painful sliver

d.

Answering the telephone

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