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Study Questions - Operant & Cognitive Approaches

1. Which schedules of partial reinforcement best apply to the following behaviors: eating, studying, going to the movies, dating?

2. The first time you visit your 2-year-old niece, she takes one look at you and starts to cry? What happened?

3. Why should parents be especially concerned about what they say and do in the presence of their children?

4. A 14 year old boy graduated from college with outstanding grades. How could he learn so much so early?

5. Why might parents yell, threaten, or spank rather than use a time-out to deal with a child's constant refusals?

6. How could techniques of behavior modification be used in a computer program to teach children to do math problems?

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Robert C. Gates