FREE OPERANT By N., Sam M.S. - 36 the name that is given to the response to a situation that occurs freely at any time. See operant. FREE OPERANT: "A free operant can happen at any time." Related Psychology Terms Counselor's Role in Emergency Teams REINFORCEMENT (Reward and Punishment) CREATIVITY TESTS CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY RORSCHACH TEST INHIBITION OEDIPUS COMPLEX (Oedipus Situation) AVOIDANCE LEARNING REACTION TIME (Response Latency) HABIT Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "FREE OPERANT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/free-operant/ (accessed June 28, 2022).