Dr. Axe

Operant Conditioning: What Is It and How Does It Work?

Jillian Levy

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Operant (or instrumental) and classical (or Pavlovian) conditioning are considered by psychologists to be the simplest forms of learning. A 2018 study published in Frontiers in Psychology states, “By way of operant conditioning, human behavior is continuously shaped and maintained by its consequences.”...

Book Cover for "Operant Conditioning: What Is It and How Does It Work?"

PREVIEW

Operant (or instrumental) and classical (or Pavlovian) conditioning are considered by psychologists to be the simplest forms of learning. A 2018 study published in Frontiers in Psychology states, “By way of operant conditioning, human behavior is continuously shaped and maintained by its consequences.”...