aversion therapy


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aversion therapy

n.
A type of behavior therapy designed to modify undesirable or antisocial habits or addictions by creating a strong association with a disagreeable or painful stimulus.
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aversion therapy

n
(Psychiatry) psychiatry a method of suppressing an undesirable habit, such as excessive smoking, by causing the subject to associate an unpleasant effect, such as an electric shock or nausea, with the habit
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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.aversion therapy - any technique of behavior modification that uses unpleasant stimuli in a controlled fashion to alter behavior in a therapeutic way; primarily used for alcoholism or drug abuse (but with little success)
behavior modification, behavior therapy - psychotherapy that seeks to extinguish or inhibit abnormal or maladaptive behavior by reinforcing desired behavior and extinguishing undesired behavior
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Translations

aversion therapy

n (Psych) → Aversionstherapie f
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But here real life testimony - from men who lived through those days when homosexuals were routinely imprisoned or forced to undergo chemical aversion therapy in an attempt to "cure" them - is used to powerful effect.
But here the real life testimony - from men who lived through those days when homosexuals were routinely imprisoned or forced to undergo chemical aversion therapy in an attempt to 'cure' them - is used to powerful effect.
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