Operant-conditioning

operant conditioning

noun
conditioning ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1940–45

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operant conditioning n.
A process of behavior modification in which a subject is encouraged to behave in a desired manner through positive or negative reinforcement, so that the subject comes to associate the pleasure or displeasure of the reinforcement with the behavior.

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