Operant

  • (adj): Having influence or producing an effect.
    Example: "An operant conscience"
    Synonyms: at work

Some articles on operant, operants:

William Stephenson (psychologist) - Selected Publications
... Factors as operant subjectivity ... Operant Subjectivity, 1, 3-16 ... Operant Subjectivity, 3,38-57 ...
Operant Conditioning Chamber - Research Impact
... Skinner's operant chamber allowed him to explore the rate of response as a dependent variable, as well as develop his theory of schedules of reinforcement ... The first operant chambers were attached to cumulative records on drums producing characteristic pauses, scallops, and other lines ... Operant conditioning chambers have become common in a variety of research disciplines including behavioral pharmacology, and whose results inform many disciplines outside of psychology such as behavioral economics ...
Charles Ferster - Laboratory Work
... rather a method of research employing the free operant ... The use of the free operant is a method of wide generality it refers to any apparatus that generates a response which takes a short time to occur and leaves the animal in the same ... The free operant is used in experiments when the main dependent variable is the frequency of occurrence of behavior ...
Behaviorism - Versions - Experimental and Conceptual Innovations
... Of particular importance was his concept of the operant response, of which the canonical example was the rat's lever-press ... Operants are often thought of as species of responses, where the individuals differ but the class coheres in its function-shared consequences with ... connection" was abandoned and methodological ones—the use of the "free operant," so called because the animal was now permitted to respond at its own rate rather than in a series of trials determined by the ...
Radical Behaviorism - Natural Science
... Its principal differences are an emphasis on operant conditioning, use of idiosyncratic terminology (jargon), a tendency to apply notions of reinforcement ... Skinner's psychological work focused on operant conditioning, with emphasis on the schedule of reinforcement as an independent variable, and the rate of ... Operant techniques are a venerable part of the toolbox of the psychobiologist, and many neurobiological theories—particularly regarding drug addiction—have made extensive use of ...