operant conditioning


operant conditioning

noun

Definition of OPERANT CONDITIONING

:  conditioning in which the desired behavior or increasingly closer approximations to it are followed by a rewarding or reinforcing stimulus — compare classical conditioning

First Known Use of OPERANT CONDITIONING

1941

operant conditioning

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OPERANT CONDITIONING

: conditioning in which the desired behavior or increasingly closer approximations to it are followed by a rewarding or reinforcing stimulus—compare classical conditioning

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