OPERANT BEHAVIOR By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 behavior which generates an impact upon the surroundings and whose probability of happening again is influenced by consequences. Operant behavior is almost synonymous with deliberate actions. OPERANT BEHAVIOR: "Operant behavior is studied heavily by psychology majors." Related Psychology Terms BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION OPERANT OPERANT PARADIGM OPERANT CONDITIONING TERMINAL BEHAVIOR AGGRESSION LAW OF EFFECT PRUDENCE FUNCTIONAL OPERANT OPERANT CONDITIONING CHAMBER Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "OPERANT BEHAVIOR," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/operant-behavior/ (accessed April 19, 2021).