OPERANT CONDITIONING By N., Sam M.S. - 150 initially explained by B.F. Skinner, the procedure wherein behavioral alterations take place as an act of the consequences of behavior. Commonly referred to as operant acquisition. OPERANT CONDITIONING: "Skinner's operant conditioning is introduced to students during high school psychology courses." Related Psychology Terms LANGUAGE (Psycholinguistics) SCHOLASTIC APTITUDE TESTS Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development ANTISOCIAL REACTION CHILD PSYCHIATRY ADOLESCENCE (Theories) ESTHETICS JAMES, WILLIAM (1842-1910) LEVEL OF ASPIRATION ACT PSYCHOLOGY Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "OPERANT CONDITIONING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/operant-conditioning/ (accessed August 15, 2022).