PSYC 107- practice test two

PSYC 107- practice test two - EXAM 2 PRACTICE 1. According...

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EXAM 2 PRACTICE 1. According to Freud, the dreams of adults can be traced back to: A) erotic wishes. B) stressful life events. C) physiological needs for brain stimulation. D) random bursts of neural activity. 2. Which of the following is an unconditioned response? A) playing jump rope B) running through a maze to get a food reward C) sweating in hot weather D) clapping after a thrilling concert performance 3. After learning to fear a white rat, Little Albert responded with fear to the sight of a white rabbit. This best illustrates the process of: A) reinforcement. B) generalization. C) shaping. D) observational learning. E) spontaneous recovery. 4. Because Mr. Briscoe demonstrates appreciation only for flawless classroom performance, his students have become poor and unmotivated learners. Mr. Briscoe most clearly needs to be informed of the value of: A) generalization. B) modeling. C) shaping. D) latent learning. E) spontaneous recovery. 5. An event that increases the frequency of the behavior that it follows is a(n): A) conditioned stimulus. B) respondent. C) unconditioned stimulus. D) reinforcer. E) operant. 6. During a hearing test, many sounds were presented at such a low level of intensity that Mr. Antall could hardly ever detect them. These sounds were below Mr. Antall's: A) subliminal threshold. B) absolute threshold. C) sensory adaptation threshold. D) difference threshold. 7. For purposes of effective child-rearing, most psychologists favor the use of ________ over ________. A) shaping; modeling B) reinforcement; punishment C) spontaneous recovery; extinction D) classical conditioning; operant conditioning E) primary reinforcers; secondary reinforcers 8. When grocery shopping with her mother, 4-year-old Margaret sometimes throws temper tantrums if her mother refuses her requests for a particular snack food. Parent training experts would suggest that her mother should: A) threaten to punish Margaret if she continues her tantrums. B) offer to buy the snack food Margaret wants only if she quiets down and behaves herself. C) continue shopping while ignoring Margaret's tantrums.
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D) return any snack foods that are already in her cart to the store shelves. 9. Research on sleep indicates that: A) In general, optimal sleep-wake cycles change with age. B) Some individuals do not dream. C) The circadian rhythm has no influence on sleep-wake cycles. D) For individual people, optimal sleep-wake cycles stay constant throughout life.
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSYC 107 taught by Professor Hull during the Spring '07 term at Texas A&M.

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PSYC 107- practice test two - EXAM 2 PRACTICE 1. According...

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