Learning-Classical Conditioning (GRE Psychology): Questions 1 - 3 of 4

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Question number: 1

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What is the key distinction between classical conditioning and operant conditioning?

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a.

Operant conditioning focuses on rewards, whereas classical conditioning focuses on punishment.

b.

Operant conditioning attempts to pair an unrelated stimuli and response, whereas classical conditioning attempts to extinguish such pairings.

c.

Operant conditioning is used in human therapy, whereas classical conditioning is used only with other animals.

d.

Operant conditioning emphasizes the consequences of behavior, whereas classical conditioning emphasizes the association between stimuli.

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Julie feels sick whenever she sees a donut. Three years ago she had the stomach flu right when she ate two donuts. Since then, she cannot even look at one without feeling sick. Julie is a victim of ________ conditioning.

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a.

Social learning

b.

Food industry

c.

Classical

d.

Operational

Question number: 3

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An experimenter wants to train a dog to bark at a red light. The dog naturally barks at a mouse when it is presented outside the dog’s cage. For countless trials, the experimenter presents the mouse and then the red light. The dog never learn to bark at the red light because

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a.

the USC and the CS are not at all similar

b.

the UCR and the CS are not at all similar

c.

the USC and the CS are presented in the wrong order

d.

the CS precedes the UCS

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