aversive conditioning


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aver′sive condi′tioning


n.
conditioning by linking an unpleasant or noxious stimulus with the performance of undesirable behavior.
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Noun1.aversive conditioning - conditioning to avoid an aversive stimulus
conditioning - a learning process in which an organism's behavior becomes dependent on the occurrence of a stimulus in its environment
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Aversive conditioning with LiCl works similarly in goats, horses, sheep and cattle (RALPHS & OLSEN, 1990; 1992; RALPHS & CHENEY, 1993; RALPHS et al.
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This edition has been updated and reorganized to place biological influences after the discussion of appetitive and aversive conditioning, and separates Pavlovian conditioning, appetitive conditioning, and aversive conditioning into single chapters.
To this extent, our results parallel somehow those reported using aversive conditioning paradigms where the acquisition of CS+/UCS associations (as measured by fear-startle potentiation) does not necessarily require contingency awareness, suggesting that this emotional learning is automatic and obligatory.
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The use of aversive conditioning in the forms of electric shock, chemical, and imagery were found to be beneficial when paired with non-aversive interventions for the treatment of alcoholism (Nathan, 1976).
In addition, there was evidence that the participants' level of discomfort increased with the number of times that they were exposed to the unfavorable schedule, an indication of aversive conditioning that could have provided the basis for escape.