n. a phenomenon in which a previously-learned thought process prevents or delays the learning and conditioning of new behavior. It may also be a process wherein the flow of thought is obstructed or interrupted. Also called thought obstruction.

BLOCKING: "During therapy, it is blocking which prevents a patient from learning new behavior through operant conditioning."
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