operant conditioning

(redirected from Avoidance learning)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.
Related to Avoidance learning: latent learning, Operant learning, Primary reinforcement

operant conditioning

[′äp·ə·rənt kən′dish·ə·niŋ]
(psychology)
A form of learning in which the subject, in a given situation, tends to respond in a way that produces rewarding effects, reinforcing previous pleasurable experiences. Also known as instrumental conditioning; reinforcement conditioning.

operant conditioning

See CONDITIONING.
References in periodicals archive ?
Safety signals from avoidance learning but not from yoked classical conditioning training pass both summation and retardation tests for inhibition.
Evaluation of long memory in passive avoidance learning by Step down Figure (1) shows the ratio of delay time coming down from the safe platform (step down latency) to 24 hours after administration Nano zinc oxide in quantities of 1.
The post hoc test revealed differences among the groups for passive avoidance learning in this paradigm ( p < 0.
2007) Intra hippocampal injection of testosterone impaired acquisition, consolidation and retrieval of inhibitory avoidance learning and memory in adult male rats.