negative stimulus


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Related to negative stimulus: aversive stimulus, Negative punishment
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Noun1.negative stimulus - a stimulus with undesirable consequences
stimulant, stimulus, stimulation, input - any stimulating information or event; acts to arouse action
pain in the ass, pain in the neck, bother, botheration, infliction, annoyance, pain - something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness; "washing dishes was a nuisance before we got a dish washer"; "a bit of a bother"; "he's not a friend, he's an infliction"
aversive stimulus - any negative stimulus to which an organism will learn to make a response that avoids it
headache, worry, vexation, concern - something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness; "New York traffic is a constant concern"; "it's a major worry"
grief, sorrow - something that causes great unhappiness; "her death was a great grief to John"
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In turn, if the subjects' responses are slower in invalid trials following negative words as compared to responses on invalid trials following neutral words, this suggests that they have a problem with disengaging attention from a negative stimulus (Amir et al.
Alternate responses are created on the principle of Reciprocal Inhibition, where an incompatible response is produced to counter the negative stimulus.
In this case, B1 is the positive stimulus or S+ and B2 is the negative stimulus or S-.
This involves giving treats and praise as the negative stimulus is occurring.
Furthermore, a congruent emotional negative stimulus formed by painting and music affective stimuli presented simultaneously increased activity of structures involved in emotion processing (amygdala, hippocampus, parahippocampus, insula, striatum, medial ventral frontal cortex, cerebellum, fusiform gyrus; Baumgartner et al.
Religion once considered a binding force in Pakistani milieu seems to have become a negative stimulus, which reinforces divisive thoughts, feelings of hatred and notions of vengeance among general public.
Both training methods use gradual exposure to a negative stimulus to change the cat's association to a positive one.
After being exposed to a brief and unpleasant electric shock, the animals exhibited persistent anxiety symptoms, even if they hadn't been confronted with the negative stimulus over a longer time.
Most face constitutional requirements to run balanced budgets, which means that such states are now either raising taxes or cutting expenditures--a negative stimulus that offsets at least some of the Federal government s positive stimulus.
Most face constitutional requirements to run balanced budgets, which means that such states are now either raising taxes or cutting expenditures -- a negative stimulus that offsets at least some of the Federal government's positive stimulus.
Chapter two of the book illustrates the "General Adaptation Syndrome" which posits that there are three stages to a body's reaction to a negative stimulus.