BLOCKING By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 1. When a thought process suddenly stops. 2. Used in stimulus control where previous learning prevents the second stimulus being as noticable as the first. BLOCKING: "Blocking is used by people to condition themselves to stimuli." Related Psychology Terms BLOCKING NEGATIVE TRANSFER PROACTIVE INTERFERENCE (PI) S-S LEARNING MODEL SELECTIVE ADAPTATION MEDIATION THEORY NEURONAL REGENERATION REGENERATION OF NERVES, NEURAL REINFORCEMENT SYMBOLIC DISPLACEMENT LAWS OF THOUGHT STIMULUS Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BLOCKING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/blocking-2/ (accessed July 3, 2020).