Type of behaviour therapy, its purpose being to replace a pleasant stimulus-response association with an unpleasant association. Aversion therapy is useful in teaching people to avoid things that are harmful to them.
A behaviour therapy procedure that pairs a noxious stimulus, such as a shock, with situations that are undesirably attractive to make the situations less appealing.
a form of behavior therapy that inhibits maladaptive behavior by pairing a stimulus that normally elicits a maladaptive response with an unpleasant stimulus. 525
a form of behaviour therapy that links an undesirable behavior to an aversive stimulus, such as a small (and harmless) electric shock whenever a cigarette is touched, to eliminate the undesirable behavior - in this case, smoking.
Therapy intended to induce dislike for certain habits or antisocial behavior by using association with a noxious and/or graphic stimulus.
A therapeutic technique which utilizes suggestions that emphasize the negative aspects of continuing a habituated behavior in order to change the behavior.
any technique of behavior modification that uses unpleasant stimuli in a controlled fashion to alter behavior in a therapeutic way; primarily used for alcoholism or drug abuse (but with little success)
A behavior modification technique that seeks to eliminate a behavior by providing punishment when that behavior occurs.
like other types of behavior therapy, aversion therapy is based on the principles of learning (conditioning) and is done to eliminate the presence of some maladaptive behavior. This is done by pairing the maladaptive behavior (which is in some way rewarding to the person who engages in it -- like smoking) with a stimulus that is unpleasant. What happens then is that the pleasant behavior becomes less pleasant and decreases over time until it is gone completely.
A form of behavior therapy in which the undesirable response leads to an aversive stimulus (e.g., the patient shocks herself every time she reaches for a cigarette).
Aversion therapy is a form of psychiatric or psychological treatment in which the patient is exposed to a stimulus while simultaneously being subjected to some form of discomfort. This conditioning is intended to cause the patient to associate the stimulus with unpleasant sensations, and to then stop a certain behaviour.