Definitions for "operant conditioning"
A process for causing animals to behave in a specific manner by rewarding or punishing the animal each time it performs a certain act; after a time, the animal comes to associate the reward or punishment with the act, and will increase or decrease the frequency of performing that act.
"Trial and error" learning, usually involving a reward.
Form of learning in which a person tends to repeat a behavior that has been reinforced or to cease a behavior that has been punished. (27, 120)
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