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.
(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
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.
a strong feeling of dislike, opposition, repugnance, or antipathy (usually followed by to): a strong aversion to snakes and spiders. a cause or object of dislike; person or thing that causes antipathy: His pet aversion is guests who are always late. Obsolete. the act of averting; a turning away or preventing. noun usually foll by […]
of or relating to aversion. of or relating to aversive conditioning. a reprimand, punishment, or agent, used in aversive conditioning: Antabuse is a commonly used aversive in the treatment of alcoholism. Contemporary Examples That attitude has no doubt influenced whether these experiences are pleasurable or aversive. Can Women Orgasm During Childbirth? Lizzie Crocker June 8, […]
of or relating to aversion. of or relating to aversive conditioning. a reprimand, punishment, or agent, used in aversive conditioning: Antabuse is a commonly used aversive in the treatment of alcoholism. adjective tending to dissuade or repel
averstar company The US software engineering company that developed Hal, under their former name, “Intermetrics”. Other products include CS-4, Red, Mwave Developers Toolkit (multimedia for IBM PC), cross-compilers for C and C++; Ada ’83, Ada 95, and SAMeDL. AverStar also supply client/server systems; custom software applications and turnkey systems; independent verification and validation; CAE integration […]