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Week 1 What is the difference between a preference assessment and a reinforcer assessment, i.e., what is each activity trying to show?
If one wants to determine the effectiveness of a stimulus as a reinforcer relative to another stimulus, which assessment method would be most appropriate?
What is the advantage of using generalized conditioned reinforcers?
A verbal description of a contingency (“If you do this then this will happen”) is an example of bridging the gap between behavior and delayed consequences Answers:
The behavior that occurs temporally away from the presentation of a reinforcer will be most likely be strengthened by its presentation Answers: Selected Answer: False True False
Motivating operations are relatively consistent and do not tend to change over time.
False Elsa conducted a preference assessment for Jordan, a 5 year-old-boy with autism with whom she works. She arranged 10 stimuli on a table and allowed him a little time to interact with the stimuli prior to the assessment. Then, she began her assessment, allowing Jordan to select a stimulus and play with it. When Jordan finished playing with that item, Elsa put the toy away and allowed Jordan to select another toy. She repeated this procedure until there were only 3 toys left. What form of preference assessment is this?
Automatic reinforcement involves a parent immediately allowing a child to watch TV upon completing homework-no delay, automatically. Answers:
“Automaticity of reinforcement” and “automatic reinforcement” are the same Answers: Selected Answer: False True False
If one compares the effects of response-dependent delivery of a stimulus to a response-independent schedule delivery of a stimulus to analyze whether or not the stimulus serves as a reinforcer, which assessment method is one using?

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