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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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Subjectivity as operant: a conceptual elaboration and discussion.
However, if we follow the Wittgensteinian approach to language, operant processes might not only take part in the maintenance of functional equivalence relations, but also in their genesis.
The objective was to offer more comprehensible, programmable operational systems and to allow a higher resolution in the recording of the temporal evolution of the operant responses.
The main correlations between the FI 60-s operant task and the EPM measures are showed in the Table 2.
Good training plans take both operant conditioning and classical conditioning into account.
Thus God stepped in and hardened his heart so that through the use of punishment by contingent stimulation therapy and Operant Conditioning, he could make a change in the fundamental behaviors and proclivities of Pharaoh and the Egyptians.
L'Agence Bayt Mal AlQods Acharif est "une institution pionniere ayant fait d'importants pas grace aux orientations de Sa Majeste le Roi", a-t-il ajoute, rappelant, a cet egard, les multiples visite effectuees par le directeur general de l'Agence Bayt Mal Al-Qods Acharif, Abdelkebir Alaoui M'Daghri, a la ville Sainte ainsi que les aides acheminees par l'Agence au profit des institutions operant a AlQods.
Verbal behavior is classified into verbal operants. A verbal operant is a class of verbal behavior, and a verbal response is an exemplar of a particular verbal operant.
Bridge studies provide analyses that increase our understanding of both operant mechanisms and socially meaningful behavior and thus provide the necessary links for viewing behavior analysis on a continuum rather than as separate categories of basic and applied research.
Kati Thieme, Ph.D., reported on 125 fibromyalgia patients randomized to cognitive-behavioral therapy, operant behavioral therapy, or a control group.
The reward system is based on the educational notion of positive reinforcement and operant conditioning.
The photopic spectral sensitivity of domestic ducks and turkeys was determined using an operant psychophysical technique.