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aversive conditioning

noun, Psychology, Psychiatry.
1.
a type of behavior conditioning in which noxious stimuli are associated with undesirable or unwanted behavior that is to be modified or abolished, as the use of nausea-inducing drugs in the treatment of alcoholism.
Also called aversive therapy, aversion therapy.
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British Dictionary definitions for aversion therapy

aversion therapy

noun
1.
(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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aversion therapy in Medicine

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

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