[ uh-vur-siv, -ziv ]
/ əˈvɜr sɪv, -zɪv /
a reprimand, punishment, or agent, used in aversive conditioning: Antabuse is a commonly used aversive in the treatment of alcoholism.
Negative Or Positive Reinforcement: Which Is Better?Negative reinforcement vs. positive reinforcement Most people think that positive reinforcement means to lavish praise or encouragement, and that is a good part of its essence, but not all of it. What is negative reinforcement, then? Is that about withholding praise? Scolding? Admonishing? Positive reinforcement is actually something we’re all pretty familiar with. When you were a kid, did you get a weekly allowance for …
Related formsa·ver·sive·ly, adverba·ver·sive·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for aversive
That attitude has no doubt influenced whether these experiences are pleasurable or aversive.
Here he found a most congenial orbit, for his tastes were aversive to the rough and tumble of political strife.Makers and Romance of Alabama History|B. F. Riley
British Dictionary definitions for aversive
/ (əˈvɜːsɪv) /
tending to dissuade or repel
Derived Formsaversively, adverb
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