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operant conditioning


  psychology:  a type of associative learning that pairs specific behavior with reward or penalty until the specific behavior is encouraged or discouraged
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Strongly Associated with:   classical conditioning
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B.F. Skinner coined the term "operant conditioning". The main distinction between it and classical conditioning is that operant conditioning modifies voluntary behavior while classical conditioning modifies involuntary reflexes.
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Associated words [difficulty]:   operant conditioning , classical conditioning [9] , classical conditioning [9] , cognitive dissonance [9] , social psychology [6] , clinical psychology [7] , cognitive psychology [8] , behaviorism [9] , classical conditioning [9] , cognitive dissonance [9] , developmental psychology [9]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Human Behavior, Logic & Reasoning, Medicine
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