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operant conditioning

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noun
  1. conditioning(def 1).
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Origin of operant conditioning

First recorded in 1940–45
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operant conditioning in Medicine

operant conditioning

n.
  1. 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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