counterconditioning

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counterconditioning

[koun-ter-kuhn-dish-uh-ning]
noun Psychology.
the extinction of an undesirable response to a stimulus through the introduction of a more desirable, often incompatible, response.

Origin:
1960–65; counter- + conditioning

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counterconditioning (ˌkaʊntəkənˈdɪʃənɪŋ)
 
n
psychol the conditioning of a response that is incompatible with some previously learned response; for example, in psychotherapy an anxious person might be taught relaxation, which is incompatible with anxiety

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counterconditioning coun·ter·con·di·tion·ing (koun'tər-kən-dĭsh'ə-nĭng)
n.
Any of a group of conditioning techniques used to replace a negative conditioned response to a stimulus with a positive response.

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The program may include counterconditioning and desensitization to stimuli that frighten or arouse the dog.
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