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Read each true/false statement and test your answers by placing your cursor over the question mark.
|Lowly animals, like sea snails, behave by instinct and are incapable of learning.|
|Humans are the only animals that can learn behaviors merely by observing others perform them.|
|The study of inner thoughts, feelings, and motives has always occupied a central place in psychology.|
|A person can be more readily conditioned to fear snakes and spiders than to fear flowers.|
|With training, pigeons can be taught to discriminate a Bach composition from a Stravinsky composition.|
|Negative reinforcement is another term for punishment.|
|Psychologists agree that punishment, regardless of its form, has little effect on behavior.|
|Animals learn only when rewards are given.|
|Animals can learn to make virtually any response if consistently rewarded for it.|
|Research indicsates that televised violence leads to aggressive behavior by children and teenagers who watch the programs.|