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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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.
Craske (Department of Psychology and Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA) informatively addresses this widely practiced form of therapy with respect to its history, theoretical concepts and applications arising from discoveries with respect to classical and instrumental conditioning.
Still at the choice-point: action selection and initiation in instrumental conditioning by Bernard W.

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