COUNTERCONDITIONING

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noun. A trial and error process wherein an animal that has previously been conditioned to react to a stimulant in a certain way, is trained to generate a unique reaction to the same stimulant that is not in alignment with the initial reaction.

COUNTERCONDITIONING: "Counterconditioning is sometime inadvertently employed in blended families where a child might be raised with two different sets of rules or principles in two different homes- co-parenting classes or therapy can often be beneficial in these situations."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "COUNTERCONDITIONING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/counterconditioning/ (accessed December 8, 2021).

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