conditioned avoidance

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Noun1.conditioned avoidance - a conditioned response that anticipates the occurrence of an aversive stimulus
acquired reflex, conditional reaction, conditional reflex, conditional response, conditioned reaction, conditioned reflex, conditioned response - an acquired response that is under the control of (conditional on the occurrence of) a stimulus
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CONDITIONED AVOIDANCE RESPONSE: In this test only roxithromycin among test drugs was able to alter the response significantly.
The neurotensin drug PD149163 was tested in rats using the conditioned avoidance response task, a model predictive of positive symptom efficacy, the inclined grip task, a model used to assess catalepsy, and microdialysis, which was used to assess dopamine release in the prefrontal cortex.
For instance, four decades ago Costello (1970) argued that the types of conditioned avoidance responses that have been regarded by behavior therapists as providing adequate experimental analogs of phobic behavior are dissimilar to such behaviors because (a) avoidance responses can be viewed as adequate coping behaviors, and (b) they do not involve conflict with approach behaviors, and such a conflict appears to be characteristic of clinical phobias.
The authors were interested in the effects of the ablation of MP and LP on the retention of a conditioned avoidance response previously acquired in two experimental conditions.
The earliest work on the optimal duration of exposure trials came from research using animal models of anxiety using the conditioned avoidance paradigm.

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