OPERANT CONDITIONING By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 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 APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS (ABA) BEHAVIOR THEORY OPERANT BEHAVIOR OPERANT PARADIGM CONCEPT FORMATION OBSERVATIONAL LEARNING 1 OPERANT CONDITIONING CHAMBER VERBAL BEHAVIOR THERAPY PAPEZ CIRCUIT NONVERBAL LEARNING DISORDER (NLD) Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "OPERANT CONDITIONING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/operant-conditioning/ (accessed May 9, 2020).