Definition of Operant conditioning

1. Noun. Conditioning in which an operant response is brought under stimulus control by virtue of presenting reinforcement contingent upon the occurrence of the operant response.

Generic synonyms: Conditioning
Specialized synonyms: Instrumental Conditioning



Definition of Operant conditioning

1. Noun. (psychology) A technique of behavior modification through positive and negative reinforcement and positive and negative punishment ¹

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Medical Definition of Operant conditioning

1. A type of conditioning developed by Skinner in which an experimenter waits for the target response (head scratching) to be conditioned to occur (emitted) spontaneously, immediately after which the organism is given a reinforcer reward; after this procedure is repeated many times, the frequency of emission of the targeted response will have significantly increased over its pre-experiment base rate. See: schedules of reinforcement. Synonym: skinnerian conditioning. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Operant conditioning

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anabolic Steroid Abuse by Geraline C. Lin (1996)
"Finally, utilization of operant conditioning techniques is another obvious ... operant conditioning has been used with great success in establishing that ..."

2. Content Area Reading: A Heuristic Approach by Anthony V. Manzo, Ula Casale Manzo (1990)
"This stems in part from our having come through a long period of domination of the allied field of psychology by cognitive and operant- conditioning ..."

3. Players in the Game: Destiny of Doom by Gyeorgos C. Hatonn (1993)
"The key to Skinner's work was the concept of operant conditioning, which relied ... There are two corollaries of operant conditioning: Aversion Therapy and ..."

4. Political Psychos by Gyeorgos Ceres Hatonn (1994)
"The key to Skinner's work was the concept of operant conditioning, which relied on ... There are two corollaries of operant conditioning: Aversion Therapy ..."

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