Definition of Aversive stimulus

1. Noun. Any negative stimulus to which an organism will learn to make a response that avoids it.

Generic synonyms: Negative Stimulus



Medical Definition of Aversive stimulus

1. A noxious stimulus such as an electric shock used in aversive training or conditioning. See: aversive training. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aversive Stimulus

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aversion
aversion therapy
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aversive stimulus (current term)
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Literary usage of Aversive stimulus

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1. Health Consequences of Smoking: Nicotine Addiction a Report of the Surgeon by C. Everett Koop, M.D., DIANE Publishing Company (1988)
"Nicotine as an aversive stimulus Even dependence-producing drugs do not have invariant positive reinforcing effects; they may be aversive under some ..."

2. Individual Differences in the Behavioral Etiology of Drug Abuse edited by Harold W. Gordon, Meyer D. Glantz (1997)
"trials, the stimulus display is the same except that there is no mark on the clock face indicating when the aversive stimulus is due to be presented. ..."

3. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"Across all subjects, nicotine was an aversive stimulus (ie, self-administered less than placebo). Nicotine was avoided most in never-smokers, ..."

4. Risk Assessment for Neurobehavioral Toxicity edited by Bernard Weiss, Jurg Elsner (1997)
"Active loco- motor-avoidance tasks require the animals to run from one compartment of a chamber to another to avoid an aversive stimulus (footshock) ..."

5. Useful Knowledge: The American Philosophical Society Millennium Program by Alexander G. Bearn, American Philosophical Society (1999)
"This reflex is subject to a simple form of learning known as sensitization: after presentation of a strong aversive stimulus (such as an electric ..."

6. Cocaine: Pharmacology, Effects, and Treatment of Abuse edited by John Grabowski (1994)
"Foltin, RW; Preston, KL; Wagner, GC; and Schuster, CR The aversive stimulus properties of repeated infusions of cocaine. ..."

7. Problems of Drug Dependence: Proceedings of the 58th Annual Scientific Meeting by Louie S. Harrie (1999)
"There is no clear limit to the power of this reinforcing event but in addition, the discriminative and aversive stimulus effects of drags must be built into ..."

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