ESCAPE BEHAVIOR By N., Sam M.S. - 244 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 Developing a Case Study ANTISOCIAL REACTION FREUD, SIGMUND (1856-1939) Hitler and Conformity OBSESSRVE-COMPULSIVE REACTION SULLIVAN, HARRY STACK (1892- 1949) ADOLESCENCE (Theories) AVOIDANCE LEARNING Diagnosis and Treatment Planning READING DISABILITY (Paralexia, Dyslexia) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "ESCAPE BEHAVIOR," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/escape-behavior/ (accessed January 28, 2023).