Counterconditioning



[koun-ter-kuh n-dish-uh-ning] /ˌkaʊn tər kənˈdɪʃ ə nɪŋ/

noun, Psychology.
1.
the extinction of an undesirable response to a stimulus through the introduction of a more desirable, often incompatible, response.
/ˌkaʊntəkənˈdɪʃənɪŋ/
noun
1.
(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

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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