instrumental conditioning


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Noun1.instrumental conditioning - operant conditioning that pairs a response with a reinforcement in discrete trials; reinforcement occurs only after the response is given
operant conditioning - conditioning in which an operant response is brought under stimulus control by virtue of presenting reinforcement contingent upon the occurrence of the operant response
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It addresses the effects of instrumental conditioning, including economic analysis of instrumental conditioning effects.
2004) used a revaluation procedure to analyze R-O associations in human instrumental conditioning.
They apply concepts from the psychology of learning, such as classical and instrumental conditioning, to understand psychological disorders such as schizophrenia, anxiety, and drug addiction.

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