A procedure whereby an experimenter rewards successive approximations to a desired operantresponse. For example, if lever-pressing is the desired operant, an experimenter might offer reward for first touching the lever and then for lowering the lever slightly. Finally, reward would be given only for fully lowering the lever.
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