Aversive Conditioning Definition | Psychology Glossary

Aversive conditioning is when instead of a reward, punishment is used to stop undesirable behavior. Many examples exist in training cats and dogs to become more obedient.

Like using choke leashes or those electric invisible fences that trigger when Rover roves too far out of the neighbor’s fenced-in yard, where he decides to defecate in your yard instead, no matter how many times you tell his owner he keeps doing this so you have to resort to aversive conditioning on the neighbor, instead.

Enjoy your slightly salted Christmas cookies this year, Jerry.