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a learning process in which the consequences of an action are used to modify aspects of that action thereafter; these aspects include form and frequency (including the likelihood of reoccurrence at all).
Synonyms: instrumental learning, operant conditioning
Learning and Memory
MLewis about five years ago.

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    "I updated the definition to expand the aspects of a behavior that this conditioning modifies and added the synonym "operant conditioning"."
    MLewis (about five years ago)


    "How useful is it for "instrumental learning" and "instrumental conditioning" to be separate entries?"
    MLewis (about five years ago)

    Term History

    REVISION 3

    Definition contributed by MLewis about five years ago:a learning process in which the consequences of an action are used to modify aspects of that action thereafter; these aspects include form and frequency (including the likelihood of reoccurrence at all).

    REVISION 2

    Definition contributed by MLewis about five years ago:A learning process in which the consequences of an action are used to modify aspects of that action thereafter; these aspects include form and frequency.

    REVISION 1

    Definition contributed by ALenartowicz about nine years ago:A learning process in which the consequences of an action are used to modify the likelihood that that action will reoccur.

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