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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Further examination of the variables necessary to bring the conversational behaviors of persons with severe chronic aphasia under stimulus control by an intervention based on errorless learning and operant conditioning is already underway.
The success of documenting the effectiveness of private knowledge through operant conditioning has tended to dominate the thinking of the behaviorist as the technology of behavior.
Table 4 shows a simple analysis of possible responses to gender microaggressions using an operant conditioning paradigm.
Unlike these previous studies, however, we used environmental, not social, tactile stimulation and attempted the first demonstration of free operant conditioning with a tactile reinforcer, in contrast to Weisberg's (1963) seminal study of conditioning using tactile reinforcement, which used a discrete-trials procedure rather than a free-operant procedure.
The system is based on the premise of operant conditioning theory using a shock as the stimulus to decrease the likelihood of a particular behavior being repeated.
As psychologists we assume that FGM is mainly practiced by traditional birth attendants (TBAs) and midwives and rarely by medical doctors as a habit acquired through different learning principles such as operant conditioning which is learning from the consequences of behaviour.
Therapists teach these parenting behaviors (principles) to parents through the intensive operant conditioning that occurs during coaching.
Skinner described a society whose managers use operant conditioning to suppress competitiveness and other undesired behaviors.
Using operant conditioning, animal trainers will work with the sea lions to provide entertaining and educational performances.
The nature of addiction and the process by which a person becomes addicted -- The neurobiology of alcohol, opiates/opioids, stimulants, hallucinogens, marijuana, epidemiology of drug dependence, genetics, principles of operant conditioning and social learning, and cross-cultural aspects
The principle behind the Paul Goldin technique is a concept known as Operant Conditioning - or repetition.
This chapter discusses a treatment approach for physical rehabilitation that incorporates operant conditioning with a possible relationship to cortical reorganization.