MOS Test 2

MOS Test 2 - MOS 180 - ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR - TEST #2...

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Unformatted text preview: MOS 180 - ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR - TEST #2 NAME: ___________________________ STUDENT #: ______________________ MULTIPLE CHOICE. Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question. 1 MOS 180 TEST #2 SOLUTION FALL 2007 HURON UNIVERSITY COLLEGE 1 Ron is a sensitive person, and he works very hard so that his boss doesn't criticize him. Criticism is a(n) __________ of Ron's work. 1) _______ continuous reinforcer positive reinforcer negative reinforcer punisher extinguisher A company converted its machine operators from piece rate pay to hourly pay and found that accidents involving the machines were reduced to almost zero from a previously high level. What can we conclude? 2) _______ Safe working practices were negatively reinforced. Unsafe working practices were punished. Hourly pay resulted in bigger paycheques for the machine operators. Safe working practices were positively reinforced. Unsafe working practices were extinguished. A supervisor complimente d each of his workers as he or she arrived promptly to work every morning. Due to time constraints, the supervisor had to stop this practice, resulting in a much higher rate of tardiness among his workers. Which of the following statements best explains this situation in operant terms? 3) _______ The supervisor was using a continuous, immediate reinforcement strategy, and behaviour learned under such conditions is easily extinguishable. The supervisor was using a delayed reinforcement strategy, and behaviour learned under such conditions is easily extinguishable. The supervisor was inadvertently punishing his workers by not complimenting them, so the workers didn't arrive on time any more. The supervisor was using a partial reinforcement strategy, and behaviour learned under such conditions is easily extinguishable. The supervisor's negative reinforcement strategy was stopped, thus extinguishing the behaviour of arriving promptly. Which of the following statements concerning extinction is false? 4) _______ Extinction can be successful in reducing an unwanted behaviour by removing the reinforcer of that behaviour. Extinction works best when coupled with the reinforcement of a desired substitute behaviour. Behaviours which are eliminated through extinction may reappear if they become positively reinforced again. Behaviours learned under delayed or partial reinforcement schedules are more difficult to extinguish than those learned under continuous, immediate reinforcement. Using the application...
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