Definition of instrumental conditioning in English:

instrumental conditioning

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noun

[mass noun] Psychology
  • A learning process in which behaviour is modified by the reinforcing or inhibiting effect of its consequence.
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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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