Chapter 8: Learning

Short Answer/Essay Questions

Try these AFTER you have thoroughly studied the chapter.  You should not have to look back at the text to answer them (only to check your answer!).  Remember, the point is NOT to memorize parts of the textbook but rather to understand the material and describe it in your OWN WORDS.

If you are going to write more than a couple of paragraphs, think about the structure of your answer.

  1. Describe how you would use operant conditioning principles to teach a dog a new trick.
  2. What is the difference between generalization and discrimination in classical conditioning? Use examples to illustrate your answer.
  3. How did Bandura study modelling?
  4. Describe how classical conditioning principles can be used in advertising.




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