ESCAPE BEHAVIOR By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 A response that is designed to move away from aversive stimulus by withdrawal or entering a fantasy world. Compare avoidance behaviour. ESCAPE BEHAVIOR: "Joe used escape behaviour whenever his uncle abused him as a child." Related Psychology Terms AVOIDANCE GRADIENT AVERSION AVERSIVE STIMULUS AVOIDANCE RESPONSE AVOIDANCE BEHAVIOR NEGATIVE RESPONSE GOAL RESPONSE SHOCK-SHOCK INTERVAL (SS INTERVAL) RESPONSE-SHOCK INTERVAL (R-S INTERVAL) S-R PSYCHOLOGY Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ESCAPE BEHAVIOR," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/escape-behavior/ (accessed October 19, 2021).