operant conditioning or learning


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  • Operant conditioning — is a form of psychological learning during which an individual modifies the occurrence and form of its own behavior due to the association of the behavior with a stimulus. Operant conditioning is distinguished from classical conditioning (also… …   Wikipedia

  • operant conditioning — noun conditioning in which an operant response is brought under stimulus control by virtue of presenting reinforcement contingent upon the occurrence of the operant response • Hypernyms: ↑conditioning • Hyponyms: ↑instrumental conditioning * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • operant conditioning — / ɒpərənt kənˌdɪʃ(ə)nɪŋ/ noun a learning theory stating that behaviour can be modified by stimuli and also by the consequences which follow on from the behaviour itself …   Marketing dictionary in english

  • Conditioning — may refer to: In psychology, the process of performing some particular action(s) to directly influence an individual s learning; see education (in the broadest sense of the word) In probability theory, the use of conditional probabilities,… …   Wikipedia

  • Learning — Learn and Learned redirect here. For other uses, see Learn (disambiguation) and Learned (disambiguation). Neuropsychology Topics …   Wikipedia

  • conditioning — /keuhn dish euh ning/, n. Psychol. 1. Also called operant conditioning, instrumental conditioning. a process of changing behavior by rewarding or punishing a subject each time an action is performed until the subject associates the action with… …   Universalium

  • Learning theory (education) — In psychology and education, a common definition of learning is a process that brings together cognitive, emotional, and enviromental influences and experiences for acquiring, enhancing, or making changes in one s knowledge, skills, values, and… …   Wikipedia

  • Conditioning — 1) Exercise and practice to build the body up for either improved normal performance, as in physical therapy, or in preparation for sports performance. 2) A method of educating involving repetitive activities to influence behavior. * * * The… …   Medical dictionary

  • learning theory — ▪ psychology Introduction       any of the proposals put forth to explain changes in behaviour produced by practice, as opposed to other factors, e.g., physiological development.       A common goal in defining any psychological (psychology)… …   Universalium

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