FUNCTIONAL OPERANT By N., Sam M.S. - 2 the term used for the class of responses whose probability is changed by the imposition of an operant contingency. Lever presses of force greater than 0.2 N may be required for reinforcement. FUNCTIONAL OPERANT: "The functional operant is a class of responses." Related Psychology Terms REINFORCEMENT (Reward and Punishment) SOCIAL CLASS (Social Stratification) ADOLESCENCE (Theories) CHILD PSYCHIATRY RORSCHACH TEST ROSENZWEIG PICTURE-FRUSTRATION STUDY (P-F) REACTION TIME (Response Latency) LANGUAGE (Psycholinguistics) ANTISOCIAL REACTION JUNG, CARL GUSTAV (1875-1961) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "FUNCTIONAL OPERANT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/functional-operant/ (accessed December 5, 2021).