Definition of instrumental conditioning in English:

instrumental conditioning


  • A learning process in which behavior is modified by the reinforcing or inhibiting effects of the resulting consequences.

    ‘There are two sorts of learning processes underlying instrumental conditioning.’
    • ‘Thus with both classical and instrumental conditioning, it is the relation of the conditioned stimulus to subsequent behavior that produces learning.’


instrumental conditioning

/ˈinztrəˌmen(t)l/ /ˈɪnztrəˌmɛn(t)l/ /ˌinstrəˌmen(t)l kənˈdiSH(ə)niNG/ /ˌɪnstrəˌmɛn(t)l kənˈdɪʃ(ə)nɪŋ/