n. refers to a physiological or emotional response to a stimulus that indicates that the an object, organism, or situation, should be avoided. It is usually accompanied by a desire to withdraw from or avoid the aversive stimulus. See also aversive conditioning.

AVERSION: "The child showed aversion to the apple sauce when he or she spat it out on the table and said that it was disgusting."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "AVERSION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/aversion/ (accessed October 21, 2021).