OPERANT PARADIGM By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 1. the experimental arrangement of a contingency between a consequence and operant response. 2. more commonly, the presumption that a lot of human actions are managed by their consequences. OPERANT PARADIGM: "The operant paradigm was proven wrong in this case." Related Psychology Terms DEPENDENCE OPEN ECONOMY OPERANT CONDITIONING OPERANT BEHAVIOR FUNCTIONAL OPERANT ARTIFACT TIME OUT (TO) 1 RANDOM CONTROL FREE OPERANT REINFORCEMENT CONTINGENCY Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "OPERANT PARADIGM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/operant-paradigm/ (accessed March 25, 2020).