Learning-Instrumental Conditioning (GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) Psychology): Questions 5 - 6 of 6

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Question number: 5

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A city has different-sounding sirens for police, fire, and hospital vehicles. In addition, each of these vehicles can emit varying patterns of the sirens. Regardless of the type of siren heard by a line of traffic, however, the cars all know to pull to the right and clear the way. This is an example of

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Choice (4) Response

a.

stimulus discrimination

b.

stimulus generalization

c.

operant conditioning

d.

stimulus-response theory

Question number: 6

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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 (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

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