MOS Test 2

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

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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
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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. 
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1) 
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_______ 
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continuous reinforcer 
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positive reinforcer 
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negative reinforcer 
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punisher 
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extinguisher   
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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? 
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2) 
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_______ 
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Safe working practices  were negatively  reinforced. 
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Unsafe working  practices were  punished. 
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Hourly pay resulted in  bigger paycheques for  the machine operators. 
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Safe working practices  were positively  reinforced. 
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Unsafe working  practices were  extinguished.    
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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? 
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3) 
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The supervisor was  using a continuous,  immediate  reinforcement  strategy, and  behaviour learned  under such conditions  is easily  extinguishable. 
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The supervisor was  using a delayed  reinforcement strategy,  and behaviour learned  under such conditions is  easily extinguishable. 
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The supervisor was  inadvertently punishing  his workers by not  complimenting them, so  the workers didn't arrive  on time any more. 
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The supervisor was  using a partial  reinforcement strategy,  and behaviour learned  under such conditions is  easily extinguishable. 
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The supervisor's  negative reinforcement  strategy was stopped,  thus extinguishing the  behaviour of arriving  promptly.   
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Which of the  following  statements  concerning  extinction is  false? 
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4) 
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Extinction can be  successful in reducing  an unwanted behaviour  by removing the  reinforcer of that  behaviour. 
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Extinction works best  when coupled with the  reinforcement of a  desired substitute  behaviour. 
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