PSYC 565 Quiz Operant Conditioning

PSYC 565 Quiz: Operant Conditioning, Generalization & Discrimination Learning, and Episodic & Semantic Memories

Covers the Textbook material from Modules 3 – 4: Weeks 3 – 4.

  1. is an organism’s willingness to forgo a small immediate reward in favor of a larger future reward.
  2. Rats that are given a dopamine antagonist will:
  3. Which statement is TRUE regarding the orbitofrontal cortex?
  4. What neurotransmitter is greatly reduced in individuals suffering from Parkinson’s disease?
  5. The orbitofrontal cortex is particularly important for learning:
  6. Using an umbrella when it rains allows one to escape from getting wet. In this case, the stimulus is _____, the response is _____, and the outcome is
  7. A student watches for shooting stars on a clear night and sees one approximately every 2 minutes. This is an example of a _____ schedule of reinforcement.
  8. Discriminative stimuli are:
  9. The main difference between reinforcement and punishment is that:
  10. A mouse is placed in a maze and timed to see how long it takes him to reach the end. Once the first trial is completed, the experimenter places him back in the maze again to see if the speed in which he completes it changes. This is referred to as a:
  11. Based on the research presented in the text, through the use of PET and fMRI, increased activity can be seen in dopamine target sites such as the striatum in humans. Which was listed as a specific source that can trigger this activity?
  12. What part of the brain is responsible for making an individual feel bad for not being picked to play in a basketball game?
  13. Even though physical similarity is a frequent cause of generalization, _____ demonstrated that learning can be generalized if dissimilar stimuli have a history of co-occurring or predicting the same consequence.
  14. _____ is a set of beliefs about the attributes of the members of a group.
  15. A typical generalization gradient for many different stimuli across a broad range of generalization experiments resembles a:
  16. Miranda was bitten by a small brown dog and now she has a fear of all dogs, regardless of their size or color. This is an example of:
  17. Damage to the basal forebrain can cause what type of disorder?
  18. In a _____ representation, stimuli are represented by overlapping sets of nodes or stimulus elements.
  19. When a discrete-component representation is used, there is:
  20. If one trains a discrete-component model to respond to a blue light, how will it respond to a blue-green light?
  21. Which is an example of when there are dissimilar stimuli and different outcomes?
  22. If one uses a red light and a blue light as stimuli in a negative-patterning task, one would reward responding:
  23. In people with schizophrenia, antipsychotic medications appear to:
  24. Which characteristic is seen in people with schizophrenia?
  25. What did Davachi et al. find when they used fMRI to examine brain activity during a levels-of-processing task?
  26. Which theory is supported by studies that show that hippocampal activity is highest for recent memory and decreases as memories get older?
  27. Tulving proposed that:
  28. In general, the research on false memory has shown that false memories can be created in:
  29. When two memories overlap in content, the strength of either or both memories may be reduced. This is known as:
  30. Which theory states that the medial temporal lobe structures are needed initially for encoding and retrieval, but their role diminishes over time?
  31. People who have extraordinary memory abilities:
  32. Which statement is an example of an episodic memory?
  33. Suppose Jamal buys a new remote control for his television, and he is having a hard time remembering where the buttons are because they are arranged differently than they were on his old remote control. This is an example of:
  34. According to the testing effect, which study principle is LEAST likely to increase your recall of information on a psychology exam?
  35. Severe memory impairment is referred to as:
  36. Retrograde amnesia involves:
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