Definition of instrumental conditioning in English:

instrumental conditioning

Syllabification: in·stru·men·tal con·di·tion·ing


A learning process in which behavior is modified by the reinforcing or inhibiting effects of the resulting consequences.
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  • There are two sorts of learning processes underlying instrumental conditioning.
  • Thus with both classical and instrumental conditioning, it is the relation of the conditioned stimulus to subsequent behavior that produces learning.

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