Lesson 15

Last update by rockchalkjhawk on 12/04/2009
7326 People have viewed this Quiz
  • Share

When shaping a new behavior, both reinforcement and extinction are used in the procedure of differential reinforcement. What is the best generic schedule to use for the reinforcement part of differential reinforcement: ________________________________.

Answer:
continuous

View Lesson 15 as Flashcard Deck

Related Quiz Content
  • rlake
    Answered in Lesson 15
    Harvey earned money picking pears. He was paid 25 cents for every ten that he picked. What schedule of reinforcement is his pear-picking behavior on: __________________.
    fixed-ratio
  • rlake
    Answered in Lesson 15
    What level of reliability is considered acceptable for a new behavioral definition: ____ percent.
    80%
  • rlake
    Answered in Lesson 15
    Name the four principles that govern the effectiveness of a reinforcer: __________________, immediacy, ___________________, and _______________________________.
    contingency, size, deprivation
  • rlake
    Answered in Lesson 15
    The Barker Street baby-sitting club awards 10 points to any mother who takes care of another club member's child for an hour and charges 10 points to a mother whose child is cared for. Marge's rate of baby-sitting for other club members increased after she joined the club and was awarded points. The points would be called a(n) __________________________.
    reinforcer
  • rlake
    Answered in Lesson 15
    Interval recording is a method of observation in which a response is recorded if some part of a behavioral episode is observed within one of a series of ______________________ intervals. Time sample recording differs only in that the series of intervals are _______________.
    continuous, discontinuous
  • rlake
    Answered in Lesson 15
    John's teacher helped him overcome being a loner. At first she paid attention to him only when he looked at other children, then only when he was near them, and finally only when he was playing with them. What procedure did the teacher use to modify John's loner behavi ________________________________.
    shaping
  • rlake
    Answered in Lesson 15
    Jason Johnson aspired to become a great poet. But the trouble is that he couldn't sit still long enough to write very much poetry. So he set himself the goal of writing a 25-stanza poem each day. He started by writing a one-stanza poem, then a two stanza poem, and so on until he had worked up to 25 stanzas. Writing a one-stanza poem would be called a(n) ____________________________ to the 25-stanza poem.
    successive approximation
  • rlake
    Answered in Lesson 15
    Professor King gave Margo, the star basketball player, the assignment of composing a poem to hand in every day of the semester. He read the poem and returned it with praise for the good aspects of it the next class period. He praised only the good features of the poems. He was careful not to provide too much praise. His praise seemed to be very important to Margo. In spite of his careful procedure, Margo's poetry writing did not improve. What principle of effective reinforcement, if any, did he neglect: ________________________.
    immediacy
  • rlake
    Answered in Lesson 15
    Karen was into target shooting with a .38 magnum. She found that from 50 feet she could hit a bull's-eye about once in ten tries, sometimes more, sometimes less. If hitting the bull's-eye is the reinforcer for shooting, what schedule is her shooting on: ________________________________.
    variable-ratio
  • rlake
    Answered in Lesson 15
    Jason Johnson aspired to become a great poet. But the trouble is that he couldn't sit still long enough to write very much poetry. So he set himself the goal of writing a 25-stanza poem each day. He started by writing a one-stanza poem, then a two stanza poem, and so on until he had worked up to 25 stanzas. Writing a one-stanza poem would be called a(n) ____________________________ to the 25-stanza poem.
    successive approximation
  • rlake
    Answered in Lesson 15
    John's teacher helped him overcome being a loner. At first she paid attention to him only when he looked at other children, then only when he was near them, and finally only when he was playing with them. What procedure did the teacher use to modify John's loner behavi ________________________________.
    shaping