psy100learnWorksheet

psy100learnWorksheet - Instructions: For each of the...

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Instructions: For each of the examples below, decide if the behavior in question was acquired through operant or classical conditioning. If you decide the behavior is operant, identify which type of consequence was responsible for the behavior change (i.e., positive/negative reinforcement; positive/negative punishment). If you decide the behavior is classical, identify the UCS, UCR, CS, and CR. If you want to make this a good learning exercise, you will check your answers only AFTER you have attempted to analyze each example on your own. You can check your answers below. 1. Every time someone flushes a toilet in the apartment building, the shower becomes very hot and causes the person to jump back. Over time, the person begins to jump back automatically after hearing the flush, before the water temperature changes. Classical conditioning or Operant conditioning? 2. Your father gives you a credit card at the end of your first year in college because you did so well. As a result, your grades continue to get better in your second year. Classical conditioning or Operant conditioning? 3. Your car has a red, flashing light that blinks annoyingly if you start the car without buckling the seat belt. You become less likely to start the car without buckling the seat belt. Classical conditioning or Operant conditioning? 4. You eat a new food and then get sick because of the flu. However, you develop a dislike for the food and feel nauseated whenever you smell it. Classical conditioning or Operant conditioning? 5. An individual receives frequent injections of drugs, which are administered in a small examination room at a clinic. The drug itself causes increased heart rate
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but after several trips to the clinic, simply being in a small room causes an increased heart rate. Classical conditioning or Operant conditioning?
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This note was uploaded on 07/22/2009 for the course PSYC Psyc 168 taught by Professor Maggie during the Spring '08 term at UCSD.

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