Learning (GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) Psychology): Questions 15 - 18 of 20

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Question number: 15

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As a father feeds his baby, he smiles and babbles encouragingly. The father’s babbling could be considered

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Choice (5) Response

a.

contiguity learning

b.

operant conditioning

c.

secondary reinforcement

d.

primary reinforcement

e.

classical conditioning

Question number: 16

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To motivate himself to study, a student decides that after learning a chapter of material he will treat himself to a movie. In this situation, seeing a movie is acting as a reinforcement for studying. This situation demonstrates

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Choice (5) Response

a.

the Premack principle

b.

the Garcia effect

c.

higher-order conditioning

d.

autoshaping

e.

a fixed-interval ratio schedule

Question number: 17

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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.

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a.

operant

b.

shaping

c.

Behavioral

d.

classical

e.

Cognitive

Question number: 18

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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?

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Choice (5) Response

a.

It will remain unchanged due to a continuous schedule of reinforcement

b.

It will decrease overall but not extinguish

c.

It will disappear due to extinction

d.

It will increase due to a variable schedule of reinforcement

e.

It will increase due to positive punishment

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