ESCAPE BEHAVIOR

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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."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "ESCAPE BEHAVIOR," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/escape-behavior/ (accessed July 3, 2022).

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