SHAPING By N., Sam M.S. - 50 Producing new forms of behaviour by reinforcement and conditioning. also called approximation conditioning; behaviour shaping. SHAPING: "In shaping a person's behaviour is altered." Related Psychology Terms REINFORCEMENT (Reward and Punishment) LANGUAGE (Psycholinguistics) POOLING LAW OF CONTIGUITY ADOLESCENCE (Theories) PRCMORBID ABILITIES INTERMITTENT REINFORCEMENT HABIT RATIONAL PSYCHOTHERAPY HALLUCINOGEN Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SHAPING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/shaping/ (accessed February 7, 2023).