refers to the use of an aversive outcome, such as punishment or negative reinforcement, to control behavior, and eliminate undesirable behavior.

AVERSIVE CONTROL: "The parent used aversive control on his or her teenager by adding a chore each time another chore was not completed in a timely manner."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "AVERSIVE CONTROL," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/aversive-control/ (accessed May 12, 2021).