operant conditioning definition

  • noun:
    • therapy a procedure of behavior modification when the likelihood of a certain behavior is increased or decreased through positive or unfavorable support each time the behavior is exhibited, so that the topic comes to connect the pleasure or displeasure associated with support utilizing the behavior.
    • a method of behavior customization through negative and positive support and negative and positive punishment
    • A process for causing pets to act in a specific fashion by satisfying or punishing the pet everytime it works a particular work; after a period, the animal concerns connect the incentive or discipline with the act, and certainly will boost or decrease the regularity of performing that act.
    • training for which an operant response is brought under stimulus control by virtue of providing reinforcement contingent upon the event associated with operant response

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