describes a type of behavior, often inappropriate, that is used to gain attention or reinforcement of some type. Childhood temper tantrums are an example of such behavior, as is the claim to be ill or sick.

ATTENTION-GETTING: "A child who tells his or her mother that he or she has stomach ache when this is not the case, may be engaging in attention-getting behaviors."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ATTENTION-GETTING," in, April 7, 2013, (accessed June 19, 2021).