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Quantify Your Knowledge of Behaviorism


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1. Which Behaviorist experimented on "Little Albert"?

Pavlov
Thorndike
Watson
Skinner

2. Which Behaviorist was awarded a Nobel Prize?

Pavlov
Thorndike
Watson
Skinner

3. What experimental research led B.F. Skinner to first work with pigeons?

Cleansers for statues
Guided bombs
An express message service
Protein enhancers

4. What are Thorndike's three laws?

Readiness, Cause and Effect
Readiness, Repetition and Effect
Ruddiness, Perspiration and Reflect
Reflection, Observation and Effect

5. Operant Condition was proposed by which theorist?

Pavlov
Thorndike
Freud
Skinner

6. The Law of Effect is described as ...

behavior - anticedent - consequence
consequence - anticedent - behavior
anticedent - behavior - consequence
behavior - consequence

7. What is not a key principle of Behavioralism?

Humanism
Quantification of behavior
Reinforcement
Behavior Modification

8. What is learning according to Behavioralism?

Relative stable behavior change
Sneezing at the sound of a dinner bell
A change in the probability of a behavior occurring
Building a network of knowledge

9. According to behaviorism behavior can be modified by rewards and punishment. Which of the following is true?

Nonsense, rewarding and punishing do not modify behavior
Both rewarding and punishing are equally effective
Punishing is more effective than rewarding
Rewarding is more effective than punishing

10. Put this perspectives in order of emergence in history, starting with the first that emerged

Behaviorism, cognitivism, constructivism
Behaviorism, constructivism, cognitivism
Cognitivism, constructivism, cognitivism
Constructivism, cognitivism, behaviorism


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