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.
- Operant learning
noun 1. (psychol) another name for instrumental learning
[op-er-uh seer-ee-uh, op-ruh; Italian aw-pe-rah se-ryah] /ˈɒp ər ə ˈsɪər i ə, ˈɒp rə; Italian ˈɔ pɛ rɑ ˈsɛ ryɑ/ noun, plural opera serias, operas seria Italian, opere serie [aw-pe-re se-rye] /ˈɔ pɛ rɛ ˈsɛ ryɛ/ (Show IPA) 1. Italian dramatic opera of the 18th century based typically on a classical subject and characterized by […]
[oh-puh n] /ˈoʊ pən/ adjective 1. not closed or barred at the time, as a doorway by a door, a window by a sash, or a gateway by a gate: to leave the windows open at night. 2. (of a door, gate, window sash, or the like) set so as to permit passage through the […]
noun, Engineering. 1. a control system in which an input alters the output, but the output has no feedback loop and therefore no effect on the input.