operant conditioning

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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.
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Avoiding negative outcomes: Tracking the mechanisms of avoidance learning in humans during fear conditioning.
Treadmill exercise enhances passive avoidance learning in rats: the role of down- regulated serotonin system in the limbic system.
As a direct results of the prenatal brain oxidative stress and the decrease of glutathione in pups, findings of the learning test in shuttle box showed that a significant impairment of active avoidance learning was clearly observed in pups born to LPS-treated mothers.
In the present study, we demonstrate that Ropren[R] profoundly improves passive avoidance learning and spatial learning in rats with Af325_35-induced amnesia.
Second, these results also demonstrate a clear dissociation between the brain structures that underlay classical conditioning and avoidance learning in fish.
One-way avoidance learning in female Roman High-Avoidance (RHA) and Roman Low-Avoidance (RLS) rats: Strain behavioural divergences and cellular density relationship in the basolateral amygdala.
Future studies of this particular evasive mimicry should focus on experimental evidence regarding avoidance learning by predators, e.
Retention of passive avoidance learning response: The retention of passive avoidance learning response behavior was investigated in a multi trial step-through paradigm.
It is known that the administration of anisomycin weakens the retention of inhibitory avoidance learning in different experimental animals (Flood, Smith, Bennett, Alberti, Orme, & Jarvik, 1986; Freeman, Rose, & Scholey, 1995; Quevedo, Vianna, Roesler, de-Paris, Izquierdo, & Rose, 1999).