43 Fill in the Blank(s)


  1. If we reinforce a desired response every time it occurs, we are using a ________ ________ schedule.
  2. ________ punishment weakens a response by removing or reducing something pleasant after the response.
  3. ________ studied observational learning of aggression by having children watch an adult interact aggressively with an inflatable doll.
  4. Thorndike placed ________ inside a “puzzle box” to study learning.
  5. A ________ is a strong and irrational fear of a specific situation, object or activity.
  6. In classical conditioning, CR stands for ________ ________.
  7. In order to extinguish a CR, we would have to present the ________ ________ repeatedly without the US.
  8. Pavlov’s dogs were trained to salivate to the sound of a bell because the sound had been repeatedly associated with food.  In this example, food is the ________ ________.
  9. ________ ________ strengthens a response by reducing or removing something unpleasant.
  10. People who earn a monthly salary are being reinforced on a ________ ________ schedule.


  1. continuous reinforcement
  2. negative
  3. Bandura
  4. cats
  5. phobia
  6. conditioned response
  7. conditioned stimulus
  8. unconditioned stimulus
  9. negative reinforcement
  10. fixed-interval


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