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I.   Decide if the situation is an example of classical or operant conditioning.

 

II.  If you decide the situation is an example of classical conditioning, you need to label  the UCS, UCR, NS, CS, and CR.

 

III. If you decide the situation is an example of operant conditioning, you need to

identify whether it is an example of positive or negative reinforcement, or positive or negative punishment.




SITUATION 1

When another strokes her infant's skin, the stroking creates pleasure responses in the

baby. After this goes on for many days, the baby begins to show pleasure responses simply at the sight of the mother (before even being touched).


A. The baby's pleasure response is an example of ________________conditioning.


B. If you chose classical, follow part II of the instructions; if you chose operant, follow part III.




SITUATION 2

A patient in a mental hospital is very disruptive at mealtimes. She grabs food from the plates of those sitting near her and tries to cram the food into her mouth. Because this behavior of stealing food is very undesirable, a plan is developed whereby every time the patient steals food from other plates, she is immediately taken to a room without food.


A. The mental health staff is attempting to change the behavior of stealing through _______   

    conditioning.


B. If you chose classical, follow part II of the instructions; if you chose operant, follow part III.








SITUATION 3

Johnny has developed a habit of yelling "Bye, Mom" and then slamming the door very loudly in his hurry to leave for school in the morning. The door slam causes his mother to flinch. After several days of the procedure, Johnny's mother begins to flinch at the sound of her son's words, "Bye, Mom."

A. The mother's flinching behavior can be explained through __________conditioning.


B. If you chose classical, follow part II of the instructions; if you chose operant, follow part III.



SITUATION 4

Imagine you have a friend who keeps the temperature in her home so high that each occasion on which you visit her you find yourself perspiring. The last time you visited her, you noticed that you began to perspire and became uncomfortable as soon as you saw her house (before you even were inside).


A. Your perspiring behavior can be explained as _____________conditioning.


B. If you chose classical, follow part II of the instructions; if you chose operant, follow part III.



SITUATION 5

Mr. and Mrs. Jones are having a heated argument that both are finding very unpleasant. Mrs. Jones gets up and leaves the room, closing the door behind her. This has the effect of terminating the argument. From then on, every time Mr. Jones raises his voice, Mrs. Jones leaves the room.

Mr. Jones stops raising his voice.


A. Mr. Jones stops raising his voice because of __________conditioning.


B. If you chose classical, follow part II of the instructions; if you chose operant, follow part III.



Using Classical Conditioning, identify the UCS, UCR, NS, CS and CR in question #6.

 

6. Your job is very stressful. You are expected to get a large amount of work done within a very short period of time and mistakes are not tolerated. As a result you have grown to dislike your job and often leave at the end of the day feel sick from all the stress. Over the last few weeks you begin to notice that every time you just get dressed for work you feel nauseated.

A.       

UCS:

UCR:

NS:

CS:

CR:

B.       How might you be able to extinguish this Classical Condition response?

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7.       Identify the reinforcement schedule illustrated in the following examples. Use the codes provided below.

                                                           FR- Fixed Ratio

                                                           VR- Variable Ratio

                                                           FI- Fixed Interval

                                                           VI- Variable Interval


A.       Buying lottery tickets in hopes of winning.                                _________


B.        Getting a pay check every other week.                                       _________


C.        Being randomly tested for drug use.                                         _________

           

D.        A factory worker gets paid on piece work.                                 _________



8.        Which schedule of reinforcement is more difficult to extinguish, variable or fixed? Explain your response.

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