OPERATIVE KNOWLEDGE By N., Sam M.S. - 47 insights learned in the act of performing functions, considered to be more fundamental and more predictive of later intellectual behaviors than figurative knowledge. OPERATIVE KNOWLEDGE: "Operative knowledge is the most common form of acquired learning for most people." Related Psychology Terms LEARNING (GENERAL) Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development CEREBRAL CORTEX HABIT ARISTOTLE (384-322 B.C.) ANTISOCIAL REACTION PAIRED ASSOCIATES LEARNING CHILD PSYCHIATRY ACT PSYCHOLOGY Hitler and Conformity Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "OPERATIVE KNOWLEDGE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/operative-knowledge/ (accessed June 27, 2022).