ACTIVE AVOIDANCE

a kind of operant conditioning where a direct behavior blocks or delays the introduction of an aversive input, like whenever clicking a button impedes the introduction of a negative stimulus. Thus, deterrence is accomplished by an obvious behavior.

ACTIVE AVOIDANCE: "Active avoidance is directly correlated with a fear of an impending action, hence the ability to stop it short of occurring."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ACTIVE AVOIDANCE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/active-avoidance/ (accessed June 14, 2019).
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