RECIPROCAL INHIBITION

The therapeutic technique that attempts to replace an undesired response with a more desirable one by counter conditioning. It requires the gradual substitution of a response incompatible with the original and one that is also potent enough to counter anxiety-evoking power of the stimulus.

RECIPROCAL INHIBITION: "We attempted reciprocal inhibition therapy to stop her outbursts."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "RECIPROCAL INHIBITION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/reciprocal-inhibition/ (accessed August 17, 2019).
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