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Shaping (psychology): Quiz


Question 1: The differential ________ of successive approximations, or more commonly, shaping is a conditioning procedure used primarily in the experimental analysis of behavior.
ReinforcementPsychological manipulationEmotional blackmailAnger

Question 2: Shaping is used in two areas in psychology: training operant responses in lab animals, and in ________ or behavior modification to change human or animal behaviours considered to be maladaptive or dysfunctional.
Applied behavior analysisBehavioral activationBehaviorismReinforcement

Question 3: The dogs naturally, unconditionally, salivated (unconditioned response) to the food (unconditioned stimulus) given them, but through learning, conditionally, came to salivate (conditioned response) to the tone (________) that predicted food.
Classical conditioningMemoryActive recallMemory consolidation

Question 4: It was introduced by ________ [1] with pigeons and extended to dogs, dolphins, humans and other species.
B. F. SkinnerGeorge Armitage MillerRoger Wolcott SperryNeal E. Miller

Question 5: The pigeons naturally, unconditionally, peck (unconditioned response) at the food (unconditioned stimulus) given them, but through learning, conditionally, came to peck (conditioned response) at the light source (________) that predicts food.
Active recallClassical conditioningMemoryMemory consolidation

Question 6: Autoshaping (sometimes called "sign tracking") is any of a variety of experimental procedures used to study ________ in pigeons.
Memory consolidationActive recallClassical conditioningMemory


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