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operant

A class of responses defined by a functional relation with a class of common environmental effects.  Behaviors that are operant in nature are directly shaped by the antecedents (events that precede) and consequences (events that follow) surrounding that behavior.  The (3) three-term contingency is another name for an operant paradigm.

Definition reproduced by permission from Amanda N. Kelly at Behaviorbabe.

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