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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This involves giving treats and praise as the negative stimulus is occurring.
Rather than reversing both positive and negative stimulus functions (e.
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.
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.
Learners respond to a positive stimulus, but this program is loaded with negative stimulus.
As consumer markets expand, the risk of failures causing a loss of confidence or high costs means manufacturers must be able to respond instantly to any unexpected negative stimulus from the market.
Fear of the negative stimulus may initially inhibit or prevent the athlete from achieving peak performance.
It is important she does not associate us with the collar being activated; we know that she knows that we disapprove and so it must appear that the negative stimulus of the citronella occurs without us being involved.
alteration of emotional responses to the negative stimulus (so as to feel better about a situation or to justify its existence).