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.

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

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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aversion therapy

n (Psych) → Aversionstherapie f
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