operant level

operant level

the frequency or form of a performance under baseline conditions before any systematic conditioning procedures are introduced.
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The cultural level selection is seen here as explaining why these patterns in operant level are selected and maintained.
If infants kick or lever press at a rate greater than operant level, then we infer that they recognize the cue; if they do not respond above operant level, then we infer that they do not recognize it.
they fail to respond above operant level on the long-term test), we can use a reactivation procedure to alleviate their forgetting.
Infants who were tested in either context A or context C, however, responded significantly above operant level (see Figure 4), indicating that the original learning was still intact.
However, the operant level of a response to a single operandum sometimes becomes too high in humans.
If behavior rate decreases to operant levels (possibly affecting the recurrence of the interlocking behavioral contingency), then the terminal reinforcer may be controlling individual behavior more strongly than the local components of the interlocked contingency.