When I think of "lucrative task", my immediate assumption is "task that promises great reward". Therefore, that would implicitly rule out (b) and (d). Assuming (c) is indeed wrong, what we need here are specific definitions of "primary" and "immediate" reinforcers.Originally posted by: thirtythree
edit: here's another question I got wrong:
as people near the completion of a lucrative task, they typically become increasingly less likely to give up and discontinue their work. this best illustrates that operant behavior is most effectively influenced by _______ reinforcers.
c) immediate (my answer)
I think it's a stretch, but I suppose completing a task could be considered a primary reinforcer. if you think of it in terms of stress being removed, it could also be considered a negative reinforcer. immediate seems most logical though since you work harder when the end is coming. the only way the last answer would work is if it was considered a fixed or variable interval reinforcement schedule, and I don't think it is. any ideas? I have to come up with correct answers and explanations for the ones I missed.
and she wonders why I got the high of 87%...
as far as I know...Originally posted by: Astaroth33
When I think of "lucrative task", my immediate assumption is "task that promises great reward". Therefore, that would implicitly rule out (b) and (d). Assuming (c) is indeed wrong, what we need here are specific definitions of "primary" and "immediate" reinforcers.
Of course, I'm not by any stretch of the imagination a psychologist. But I did stay at a Holiday Inn last night.
"because it's like a direct connection"? what does that mean?Originally posted by: Pistolero
Unconditioned is correct because it's like a direct connection...
Classical conditioned example is the dog that has been fed regularly after the ringing of a bell. Later, the bell is rung, and without the pressence of food, it start to salivate.
^Originally posted by: palad
FWIW, neither of my kids were scared of needles until after they'd been stuck with one. I just don't see how it could be an unconditioned response. I imagine the best test would be to find children who had never in their lives been exposed to anything sharp, and find out if they were scared of it.