aversive conditioning

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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.aversive conditioning - conditioning to avoid an aversive stimulus
conditioning - a learning process in which an organism's behavior becomes dependent on the occurrence of a stimulus in its environment
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Unfortunately, there are a few people who still use aversive training methods (something that our group does not endorse).
Mantle said she signed on because the Canine Country Club avoids the traditional aversive training and instead rewards the dogs for good behavior.
Pat Derby and Ed Stewart pioneered a method of elephant handling that uses NO bull hooks, weapons or aversive training techniques.