MCAT Social and Behavioral Sciences : Other Aspects of Behavior Change

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Example Question #1 : Other Aspects Of Behavior Change

Which of the following correctly matches the researcher with the area in which they famously conducted experiments?

Possible Answers:

Stanley Milgram: Obedience

Ivan Pavlov: Observational Learning

B.F. Skinner: Operant Conditioning

Stanley Milgram: Classical Conditioning

Albert Bandura: Observational Learning

B.F. Skinner: Operant Conditioning

Philip Zimbardo: Observational Learning

Margaret and Harry Harlow: Social Development and Attachment

Ivan Pavlov: Operant Conditioning

Albert Bandura: Observational Learning

Stanley Milgram: Obedience

Ivan Pavlov: Classical Conditioning

None of these

Correct answer:

Albert Bandura: Observational Learning

Stanley Milgram: Obedience

Ivan Pavlov: Classical Conditioning

Explanation:

Albert Bandura famously conducted the Bobo doll experiment which demonstrated observational learning. Margaret and Harry Harlow conducted experiments with monkeys, showing the importance of "contact comfort" for healthy social development and attachment. Ivan Pavlov conducted the famous classical conditioning experiment, pairing a bell ringing with food to elicit salivation in dogs. B.F. Skinner conducted experiments demonstrating concepts of operant conditioning. Milgram's famous experiment demonstrated ground-breaking findings involving obedience. Philip Zimbaro's Standford Prison experiment demonstrated shocking psychological effects of the prisoner and guard dynamic.

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