How old was Alex when Pepperberg first acquired him?
How many years had Alex been trained for before this study was published?
How many objects was Alex working with at the point that Irene Pepperberg started training him for this study?
Alex already knew 5 colours rose (red), green, blue, yellow, and...
Alex knew many shapes including triangle, square, pentagon and ….
Alex learned some new colours in this study, orange and...
Alex already knew his numbers up to....
He knew four types of material (matter) wood, paper, rawhide...
In the model/rival technique Alex learned by...
When Alex gave the right answer he was rewarded with the object this is called...
positive reinforcement and is part of operant conditioning
positive reinforcement and is part of classical conditioning
vicarious reinforcement and is part of social learning
vicarious reinforcement and is part of operant conditioning
Pepperberg aimed to show that this African Grey Parrot was capable of understanding...
same versus different
When Alex was learning via model/rival technique this was an example of....
Which of the following did Alex NOT have to do to pass Pepperberg's test of same versus different
identify whether objects were the same or different
say how they were the same/different, (e.g. colour, shape or matter)
peck an object that was the same or different
Pepperberg aimed to show that Alex could understand the concept of same versus different but also to test...
whether Alex he could do this with objects he had never seen before
whether Alex he could do this with objects he was familiar with
Alex was allowed to go where ever he wanted in the lab for 8 hour per day
in Pepperberg's bed
in a wire cage
in a glass tank
on a perch in the lab
Food and water were available at all times, which was NOT available
nuts and seeds
cereal and grains
Alex was learning a skill called....
Which did Alex NOT work with in training?
Which colours did Alex work with in training?
red blue and green
red blue and yellow
orange purple and grey
white pink and black
Which shapes did Alex work with in training?
square and triangle
square and football
triangle and football
football and diamond
How often was Alex trained?
once a week for 3 hours
2-4 times a week for 5 mins - 1 hour
5 days a week for 5-25 mins
3 days a week for 2 hours a day
During testing where did Pepperberg sit?
In the corner facing the wall
In front of Alex
In the next room
Who prepared the test materials?
A research assistant (student)
How did the researches stop Alex from getting bored?
mixture of tasks from other studies
ask him to answer in Spanish
play music so he could dance
play a game of hide and seek
Alex was allowed to say "I want"
to increase validity
to increase reliability
to increase generalisability
to be more ethical
Alex was trained on the same/different task for...
Which items was NOT used in the transfer test
white paper pentagon
pink woollen pom-pom
Some question had two correct answers, these were called...
In the following probe question Alex is asked "what's different/" to check he is listening, if he was shown red hide triangle what else would he be shown at same time?
red, wooden square
red, hide square