SHAPING By Nugent, Pam M.S. - April 13, 2013 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 INTERMITTENT REINFORCEMENT GENERALIZED IMITATION SELF-REINFORCEMENT SCHEDULE OF REINFORCEMENT VARIABLE-INTERVAL REINFORCEMENT SCHEDULE (VI SCHEDULE) BEHAVIOR CONTROL TERMINAL BEHAVIOR POOLING PRCMORBID ABILITIES BEHAVIOR CHANGE Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "SHAPING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/shaping/ (accessed April 25, 2018).