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Mini-Quiz: Studying Behavior with Observations

by Ron Kurtus (revised 27 September 2011)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.



1. How do children learn how to behave?

By listening to what their parents tell them

By reading books on behavior and good manners

By observing what others do

2. Is it always possible to establish a rule of behavior rule for some action you observed?

No, because you may not know what stimulus caused the behavior

No, because you were not the cause of the behavior

Yes, because you observed what the person did

3. Why is observation used so much in the study of behavior?

Because you see so many examples of behavior every day

Because scientists prefer this method to draw conclusions

Because people like to others watch what they do

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Understanding Behavior. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.


You learn by paying attention, observing and being curious.


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