Study Guide

This is the study guide for the unit exam over Cognitive and Behavioral psychology

Behavioral-Cognitive Study guide

George Kelly, Ivan Pavlov, B.F. Skinner, and Albert Bandura

Standard Addressed:

Motivation content standard #1

  • Perspectives on motivation including
    • biologically based theories of motivation
    • cognitively based theories of motivation.

The test is in two parts – the first part is multiple choice and the second part is written.

Part 1 – 29 multiple choice questions

You need to know the following concepts:

George Kelly

  • Theory of personality
  • Personal Construct Theory
  • Behavior directed to “poles”
  • Commonality corollary
  • Experience corollary
  • Fragmentation corollary
  • Organizational corollary

Albert Bandura

  • Modeling
  • Pro-social behavior
  • Anti-social behavior

Ivan Pavlov

  • Classical conditioning
  • Unconditioned stimulus
  • Unconditioned response
  • Conditioned stimulus
  • Conditioned response
  • Discrimination
  • Generalization
  • Extinction
  • Spontaneous recovery

B.F. Skinner

  • Operant conditioning
  • Positive reinforcement
  • Negative reinforcement
  • Positive punishment
  • Negative punishment
  • Continuous reinforcement
  • Fixed ratio reinforcement
  • Fixed interval reinforcement
  • Variable ratio reinforcement
  • Variable interval reinforcement
  • Overjustification effect

Part 2 –Case study

You need to be able to do four things:

  1. Construct case study
  2. Classical conditioning case study
  3. Operant conditioning case study
  4. Modeling case study

The test is on Tuesday, January 30th

 George Kelly

This is the power point for George Kelly’s theory on Cognitive psychology:


The Behavioralists

This power point is the behavioralists Ivan Pavlov, B.F. Skinner, and Albert Bandura: