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n. Psychology
Conditioning intended to replace a negative response to a stimulus with a positive response.


(Psychology) psychol the conditioning of a response that is incompatible with some previously learned response; for example, in psychotherapy an anxious person might be taught relaxation, which is incompatible with anxiety


(ˌkaʊn tər kənˈdɪʃ ə nɪŋ)

the extinction of an undesirable response to a stimulus through the introduction of a more desirable, often incompatible, response.
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BKLN Manners" also addresses uniquely urban challenges like dodging chicken bones on the sidewalk, counterconditioning on crowded streets, neighbors?
Counterconditioning process is applied, especially to promote the individuals from the action stage to maintenance.
The goal was to provide counterconditioning (corrective emotional experience) to Susan's long-held fear of abandonment by men, within the context of a safe, validating, and caring relationship with a man.
keeping a distance from Muslim people), thus hindering contact with excellent Muslims (the over-whelming majority) and the subsequent counterconditioning.
Counterconditioning is another process where clients can work with ATCs to identify and learn new healthy behaviors in place of old habits.
However, it points out that help is available, including behavior modification such as desensitization and counterconditioning, and behavior professionals.
1992) stated that "successful action also entailed effective use of behavioral processes, such as counterconditioning and stimulus control, in order to modify the conditional stimulus .
Counterconditioning in the treatment of spider phobia: effects on disgust, fear and valence.
Outcome-specific transfer between predictive and instrumental learning is unaffected by extinction but reversed by counterconditioning in human participants.
When you want to stop the counterconditioning, put Izzy away so you and your guests can relax, and so she won't have the opportunity to practice her inappropriate behavior.